Christina Daumer

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14-Year-Old Christian Girl Abducted and Forcefully Converted to Islam in Pakistan

<i>ICC Note:</i><p><i>Christian persecution takes many forms in Pakistan, a country considered one of the toughest places for Christians to live on earth. One</i> …

Help Us Bring Life to the Darkness

ICC is committed to building the Church, as well as bandaging. Will you join us as we seek to build a printing press in a closed country?

North Korean Christians Share Christ, at Risk of Death, in Concentration Camps

<i>ICC Note: The following article by Dr. David Curry of Open Doors examines why North Korea has remained at the top of their watch list for 12</i> …

Teachers complain Common Core-linked lessons little more than scripts to read

Some of the biggest critics of new lesson plans aligned with the national Common Core standards are the people charged with teaching them.<p>A growing number of teachers say the national standards, adopted by some 45 states, have combined with pressure to "teach to the test" to take all individuality …

Culture of Death: Belgium Eyes Child Euthanasia

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Africa’s Great Prison: Imprisonment and Torture for the Faith…

Africa’s Great Prison: Imprisonment and Torture for the Faithful of Eritrea<p>“The North Korea of Africa:’ a bold description for a small East African nation that many people in the United States couldn’t point out on a map. The nation of Eritrea, home to about 2.5 million Christians, continues to rank among the worst persecutors of Christians on the planet. Human rights groups estimate that over 3,000 Christians are currently imprisoned in Eritrea for freely worshiping their Lord and Savior, and …

Powerful magnitude-7.1 earthquake hits near Papua New Guinea

Officials say a powerful earthquake has rocked the Papua New Guinea area.<p>The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake measured magnitude 7.1 and was located 65 kilometers (40 miles) west-southwest of Panguna in Papua New Guinea. It says it struck at 8:31 p.m. (1031 GMT) Wednesday at a depth of 58 …

Iran turns on the charm for international audience as its bloody clampdown continues at home

While the new Iranian regime is busy trying to convince the outside world it is moderate, Tehran has clamped down even harder on human rights and stepped up public executions in recent weeks.<p>An estimated 560 people have been executed in Iran this year, including as many as 250 since President Hasan …

India has nearly half of world's estimated 30 million slaves, report says

Out of an estimated 30 million slaves worldwide, nearly half of them are in India, while Mauritania, Haiti and Pakistan rank among the countries with the highest prevalence of modern slavery, a new report from an anti-slavery charity says.<p>The "Global Slavery Index" report released by the Walk Free …

Transgender Boy Harassing Girls in the Bathroom Gets No Punishment

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11-Year-Old Understands Islamic Oppression More Than World Leaders

Malala Yousafzai started detailing her life under the oppressive rule of the Islamic Taliban in a blog when she was 11. She then survived a gunshot …

The Life-Changing Power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

The Life-Changing Power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ<p>Inside Iran there are many people who are spiritually hungry like Mahmoud, who at 23, was involved in meditation because he “felt the urge to be closer to God.” One day he sat on a bench next to a man and they began to talk about God. Mahmoud said “This man had many great experiences and great things to say about God. I wanted to know where he had obtained all of this knowledge from.” The man provided Mahmoud with a series of bible stories …

How Do We Confront Evil in the World?

“Wars and rumors of wars.” These words are a painful reality for many. Most of us not in hostile areas are so inundated with the devastation of war …

Burmese Army Holds Ethnic Christian Civilians Hostage

<i>ICC Note: While conditions have improved dramatically for Christians living in what was for many decades one of the world’s most challenging nations,</i> …

With Christian Persecution Reaching Pandemic Proportions, Intercessors Unite

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Somalis die 'making bomb' in Ethiopia

Two Somalis died when a bomb they were making detonated in a house in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, as thousands gathered to watch a football match, officials have said.<p>"The ones who died were of Somali origin," Ethiopia's Minister of Information, Redwan Hussein, said on Monday.<p>The two …

Syrian rebel forces are guilty of atrocities, too

Pro-government forces aligned with the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria are accused of committing widespread atrocities against Syrian civilians. But a Human Rights Watch report released this week investigates what could be the single-worst incident of civilian killings — by opposition forces.<p>On …

What does the US citizenship exam actually test?

Nearly everyone who takes the US citizenship test passes on the first try, 92 percent to be exact.<p><i>(Editor's Note: This story is part of a new series all week on PRI's The World about citizenship. There will also be an online discussion about citizenship and its place in the immigration reform</i> …