Persecuted: The Global Assault on Christians

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Harper Collins, Mar 11, 2013 - Religion - 416 pages
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Christians are the world’s most widely persecuted religious group, according to studies by the Pew Research Center, Newsweek, and the Economist, among others.

A woman is caught with a Bible and publicly shot to death. An elderly priest is abducted and never seen again. Three buses full of students and teachers are struck by roadside bombs. These are not casualties of a war. These are Christian believers being persecuted for their faith in the twenty-first century.

Many Americans do not understand that Christians today are victims in many parts of the world. Even many Western Christians, who worship and pray without fear of violent repercussions, are unaware that so many followers of Christ live under governments and among people who are often openly hostile to their faith. They think martyrdom became a rarity long ago.

Persecuted soundly refutes these assumptions. This book offers a glimpse at the modern-day life of Christians worldwide, recounting the ongoing attacks that rarely make international headlines.

As Western Christians pray for the future of Christ’s church, it is vital that they understand a large part of the world’s Christian believers live in danger. Persecuted gives documented accounts of the persecution of Christians in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and former Soviet nations. It contains vivid stories of men and women who suffer abuse because of their faith in Jesus Christ, and tells of their perseverance and courage..

Persecuted is far more than a thorough and moving  study of this global pattern of violence—it is a cry for freedom and a call to action.

 

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User Review  - cherylcope - LibraryThing

This book is about the global assault on Christians—up-to-date information on persecution of Christians from around the globe. If you think Christians are not persecuted, not tortured, not imprisoned ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jessica - Christianbook.com

Well documented and very informative, Persecuted gives examples of the oppression of, and violence against, Christians all over the world. The book discusses the laws, both religious and political ... Read full review

Contents

1 The Current State of Affairs
1
The Remaining Communist Powers China Vietnam Laos Cuba North Korea
21
Register Restrict and Ruin Russia Uzbekistan Turkmenistan Azerbaijan Tajikistan Belarus Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Armenia and Georgia
63
India Nepal Sri Lanka Bhutan
90
A Weight of Repression Malaysia Turkey Area Administered by Turkish Cypriots or Turkish Military in Cyprus Morocco Algeria Jordan Yemen ...
123
Policies of Persecution Saudi Arabia Iran
153
Spreading Repression Egypt Pakistan Afghanistan Sudan
179
War and TerrorismL Iraq Nigeria Indonesia Bangladesh Somalia
224
Burma Ethiopia Eritrea
257
10 A Call to Action
284
Afterword
307
Acknowledgments
315
Notes
317
Index
380
About the Authors
405
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Paul Marshall is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute's Center for Religious Freedom, Washington, D.C. He is the award-winning author of more than twenty books and has spoken on religious freedom, international relations, and radical Islam before Congress and the U.S. State Department and in many other nations.

 


Lela Gilbert is a Gold Medallion–winning freelance writer/editor of more than sixty books, including the award–winning Blind Spot: When Journalists Don't Get Religion. She is a contributor to the Jerusalem Post, Weekly Standard Online, National Review Online, and other publications. She is an adjunct fellow at the Hudson Institute and resides in California and Jerusalem.

 

Nina Shea, an international human rights lawyer for thirty years, joined the Hudson Institute as a senior fellow in November 2006, where she directs the Center for Religious Freedom. Both Republican and Democratic administrations have appointed her a US delegate to the United Nation's main human rights body.

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