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Tennessee pastor stuck in India after judge retains passport

Diana Chandler, Baptist Press
January 20 2020

There are no immediate options to bring home a U.S. pastor whose passport was confiscated in India on a customs charge, his wife told Baptist Press (BP) Jan. 17 after his fifth unsuccessful court appearance... read more

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'Walking worship' new lifeline for Chinese Christians

Diana Chandler, Baptist Press
January 17 2020

"Walking worship" is what the pastor calls it. After the Chinese government destroyed his underground church in Beijing, the congregation resorted to a new thing. "Without any place to worship, because any place we gather is not safe," Xiang En told Baptist Press (BP) Jan... read more

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Hong Kong church stands firm amid chaos

Sue Sprenkle, TEXAN
January 17 2020

Months of unrest and protests have transformed Hong Kong from a hub of global finance to an unpredictable place of upheaval. Butch Tanner, pastor of Kowloon International Baptist Church (KIBC), sees the wear and tear from the last six months in the faces of his congregation... read more

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Open Doors: Technology advancing Christian persecution

Diana Chandler, Baptist Press
January 16 2020

The use of technology is advancing and strengthening Christian persecution, Open Doors CEO David Curry said Jan. 15 in releasing the ministry's 2020 World Watch List of the 50 countries where such persecution is most severe... read more

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Baptist Union provides relief to Australian fire victims

Tess Schoonhoven, Baptist Press
January 14 2020

Devastating fires rage across Australia and currently show no signs of stopping. In an intensified hot and dry season, the country is experiencing its worst fires in years. The fires have been ablaze in every state, but New South Wales has been hit the hardest, CNN reported... read more