Tag: Christian persecution

Andrew Brunson, who ran a church in the western city of Izmir, was detained by the Turkish authorities in October 2016

Turkey May Face U.S. Sanctions over Imprisoned American Pastor

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, two U.S. Secretaries of State, and the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) pressed Turkish officials this week to release American pastor Andrew Brunson, who has been in prison since October 2017 for allegedly aiding terrorists.

The trial of American pastor Andrew Brunson on charges of terror links and spying -- which he rejects -- resumed Monday under heavy security in the Turkish town of Aliaga

Turkish Judge Dismisses Witnesses for American Pastor on Trial for Terrorism Ties

The resumption of the trail in a Turkish Court on Monday where an American pastor faces 35 years in prison for his alleged ties to terrorism ended after one day, with the judge dismissing all of the witness testimony in support of Andrew Brunson and left him behind bars until the next hearing in July.

Journalist Who Posted Teens’ Pre-Prom Prayer Pic Faces Backlash

Journalist Who Posted Teens’ Pre-Prom Prayer Pic Faces Backlash

A journalist who posted a picture of a group of teenagers praying in a restaurant before prom is getting some heat from Facebook users who argued the kids were not necessarily “nice” just because they were praying in the picture.

Xi Jinping

Chinese Christian Advocates: Xi ‘Has Particular Animosity’ Against Christianity

WASHINGTON, DC — Persecution against Christians, Muslims, and other religious groups in communist China has escalated as Communist Party leader Xi Jinping’s atheist regime attempts to crack down on religion in the country, a top official from a U.S. religious freedom panel and a human rights lawyer told Breitbart News.