Christian groups among deregistered under new Kazakh religious laws

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By Jeremy Reynalds
ASSIST News Service

Hundreds of small religious groups have been stripped of their registration in Kazakhstan as a senior religious affairs official says that their activity is “now banned” under new rules.

According to news release from Barnabas Aid, a group that helps the persecuted church, a number of […] Continue Reading…

Addison, Barnes named ASC division MVP’s

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By Jacob Trimmer
Inside The Pew

University of Hardin-Simmons guard Matt Addison and University of Texas at Dallas forward Chris Barnes were named American Southwest Conference MVP’s for the West and East divisions, respectively, on March 1.

Addison, a Killeen native, averaged 28.6 points per game and led the Cowboys to an […] Continue Reading…

The tyranny of enough

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Editor’s note: The views in this column are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Inside The Pew staff.

By Paul Hughes
Special to Inside The Pew

I think more was devised by the Devil, with America as his down line. Props to Satan: distribution has been dynamic […] Continue Reading…

Rescue mission members attacked in India red light district

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By Jacob Philip
Assistant Correspondent in India for ASSIST News Service

PUNE, INDIA (ANS) — Undercover rescuers from the Indian Rescue Mission (IRM), who had gone to rescue minor girls forced into prostitution inside one of the brothels of Pune, India, were thrashed by a gang Feb. 22.

According to organization sources, […] Continue Reading…

Two churches targeted in bomb attack in Nigeria

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Senior International Correspondent, ASSIST News Service

ULEJA, NIGERIA (ANS) — Suspected Islamic extremists detonated a bomb outside a church building here on Sunday (Feb. 19), two months after Boko Haram Islamists killed 44 Christians and blinded seven in a church bombing in nearby Madalla.

One of seven victims blinded by blast at Catholic church […] Continue Reading…