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Oct 30 2006 Burma Army Intensifies Attacks on Christian Civilians

Burma Army Intensifies Attacks on Karen Civilians and Fires on Displaced People in Hiding 
By Dan Wooding
Founder of ASSIST MinistriesBURMA (ANS) – The continuing Burma Army offensive in Karen State has displaced a further 1,450 people in one valley alone. During the last ten days, 700 people have fled from their homes in the area north […]

 
 

Oct 26 2006 Urgent Plea from Gaza

Urgent Plea from Gaza 
By Ron Brackin
Special Correspondent, ASSIST News ServiceDALLAS, TEXAS (ANS) – The eyes of the world are on Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and North Korea. But in these last days, the eyes of the Church remain fixed on Israel.
The eyes of the world are on Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and North Korea. But in these […]

 
 

Sep 6 2006 Christians Celebrate Life Of Steve Irwin Crocodile Hunter

Celebrating the life of Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter, wildlife protector, warrior, hero and loving husband and Dad
 
By Louise Heinrich
Special to ASSIST News Service 
BEERWAH, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA (ANS) – As the world has already heard, the infamously renowned Steve Irwin of the Crocodile Hunter fame from Australia Zoo died on Monday the 4th of September by […]

 
 

Sep 6 2006 Bibles in High Demand in China and India

Bibles in High Demand in China and India
Millions of Bibles Needed in Most Populous Countries
 
By Wolfgang Polzer
Special to ASSIST News ServiceSTUTTGART (ANS) – The demand for Bibles is rising in China and India, the most populous countries of the world.
The demand for Bibles is rising in China and India, the most populous countries of the […]

 
 

Sep 4 2006 Some want Christ out of Parliament’s prayer in New Zealand

Some want Christ out of Parliament’s prayer in New Zealand
 
By John McNeil of Challenge Weekly, New Zealand
Special to ASSIST News Service 
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND (ANS) – Christians should vigorously oppose a move to remove the words “Jesus Christ” from the prayer that begins each session of Parliament, an adviser to New Zealand First leader Winston Peters […]

 
 

Sep 4 2006 Persecution of Christians Increases in Uzbekistan

Persecution of Christians Increases in Uzbekistan  
By Jeremy Reynalds
Correspondent for ASSIST News Service
WILTSHIRE, ENGLAND (ANS) – Protestant church leaders and their families in Uzbekistan appear to be suffering increased persecution.
Uzbekistan is located in Central Asia, north of Afghanistan.
That according to reports received by the Barnabas Fund, which says that many of these individuals have now gone […]

 
 

Sep 3 2006 Malaysia: Tension Grows Over Christian Convert

By Dan Wooding
Founder of ASSIST MinistriesKUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (ANS) – From mobile phone text messages to blogs and e-mails: Muslims and non-Muslims in Malaysia have been sharing their anger and concerns over how the country’s judiciary will rule on the legality of a Muslim woman’s conversion to Christianity.
From mobile phone text messages to blogs and […]

 
 

Aug 31 2006 Prominent Assyrian Christian Leaves Iraq

Prominent Assyrian Christian Leaves Iraq. Says Work Situation “Intolerable” 
By Jeremy Reynalds
Correspondent for ASSIST News ServiceBAGHDAD, IRAQ (ANS) – A leading Assyrian Christian has left Iraq.
A leading Assyrian Christian has left Iraq.Ken Joseph of www.assyrianchristians.com,  said by e-mail that Donny George, president of The State Board of Antiquities and Heritage, was described by many as a […]

 
 

Aug 31 2006 Christian Emergency Network Via Satellite

Church Safety and Security Emergency Training Available from Christian Emergency Network Via Satellite Network 
By Michael Ireland
Special Correspondent, ASSIST News Service
PHOENIX, ARIZONA (ANS) – As a part of Homeland Security National Preparedness Month, CEN (Christian Emergency Network) will launch its ongoing emergency training series with “Church Safety and Security Emergency Training.” 
In a media advisory obtained by […]

 
 

Aug 31 2006 Jordanian-Based Ministry Helping Crisis in South Lebanon

Jordanian-Based Ministry Helping Crisis in South Lebanon
 
By Jeremy Reynalds
Correspondent for ASSIST News ServiceAMMAN, JORDAN (ANS) – The current situation in south Lebanon is horrifying.
The current situation in south Lebanon is horrifying.That’s the latest word from the Jordanian-based Christian relief agency Manara Ministries.
An e-mail communique from Manara stated that “many Christian villages look like ghost towns […]

 
 

Aug 31 2006 SAT-7 provides a light to the Middle East and North Africa

SAT-7 provides a light to the Middle East and North Africa
 
By Dan Wooding
Founder of ASSIST Ministries  
THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA (ANS) – The Middle East and North Africa are in a state of transformation. The Church has existed in this part of the world since the time of Christ. Around 20 million Arab Christians […]

 
 

Aug 31 2006 Home School Talk Radio to Launch September 4th

Home School Talk Radio to Launch September 4th
 
By Roxanne Anderson
Special to ASSIST News Service  
CONROE, TX (ANS) – Leland and Kathie Fleming of Conroe, Texas, USA, started home-schooling 19 years ago. At that time, with few families teaching their children at home, they had to look hard to find information and support.  
As they home educated their […]

 
 

Aug 29 2006 House Church in Inner Mongolia Raided

House Church in Inner Mongolia Raided, Woman Missionary Sentenced to Re-education through Labor,Civil Rights Activist, Chen Guangchang Sentenced  
By Michael Ireland
Special Correspondent, ASSIST News ServiceMIDLAND, TEXAS (ANS) – A house church in Liang Jiagou Village, Wudaqu District, Wuhai City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in China has been raided by the local police.
A house church in Liang […]

 
 

Aug 26 2006 World Radio Team Spearheads Efforts That Eliminate Blindness

HCJB World Radio Medical Team Spearheads Effort That Eliminates Blindness in Menacing Tropical Disease 
By Michael Ireland
Special Correspondent, ASSIST News ServiceQUITO, ECUADOR (ANS) – At one time, river blindness was thought only to be present in Africa. But now a medical team sponsored by HCJB World Radio is spearheading an effort to eliminate the tropical disease […]

 
 

Aug 25 2006 Two Christians arrested in Savannakhet province in southern Laos

Two Christians arrested in Savannakhet province in southern Laos
The Government is trying to stem growing evangelization according to human rights group 
By Dan Wooding
Founder of ASSIST MinistriesDEPONE, LAOS (ANS) – Two Protestant Christians have been arrested in southern Laos to stop them from pursuing their evangelization work, according to the Lao Human Rights Movement (LHRM), which […]

 
 

Aug 24 2006 Iraqi Christians Caught In Crossfire

IRBIL, IRAQ - The news media often focus on the conflict between Shi’ites and Sunni Muslims in Iraq. But there are other ethnic and religious groups under attack.  The small Christian community in Iraq is now finding itself caught in the crossfire of sectarian violence.   VOA’s Brian Padden reports many Christians are moving north to […]

 
 

Aug 23 2006 Joy Junction 20 Years Old

Joy Junction: 20 Years Old and Still Called “Home” by Many 
By Jeremy Reynalds
Correspondent for ASSIST News Service
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (ANS) – According to the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, about 3.5 million people nationally, 1.35 million of them children, are likely to experience homelessness in any given year.
In view of these statistics, we can […]

 
 

Aug 22 2006 Russian Orthodox Church opens in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang

Russian Orthodox Church opens in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang 
By Dan Wooding
Founder of ASSIST MinistriesPYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA (ANS) – The first-ever Russian Orthodox church in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, has opened for services.
The first-ever Russian Orthodox church in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, has opened for services.According to a story written […]

 
 

Aug 20 2006 He once helped ‘The most hated woman in America’ and now he serves the ‘King of Kings’ through radio

He once helped ‘The most hated woman in America’ and now he serves the ‘King of Kings’ through radio
The incredible story of the radical turn-around for broadcaster, Charlie Butts
By Dan Wooding
Founder of ASSIST Ministries
DALLAS, TX (ANS) — Charlie Butts has a story to tell that you couldn’t make up. For he spent several years booking […]

 
 

Aug 18 2006 Pastors brutally attacked in the Rajasthan state of India

Pastors brutally attacked in the Rajasthan state of India
 
By Michael Ireland
Special Correspondent, ASSIST News Service
RAJASTHAN, INDIA (ANS) – Two pastors, Pastor Kunjuman Mathai and Pastor Suresh Bhuria have been brutally beaten in Rajasthan, a state ruled by the Hindu Nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party. According to the Washington-DC based human rights group, International Christian Concern […]

 
 

Aug 17 2006 Azerbaijan: A hot-spot getting hotter

Azerbaijan: A hot-spot getting hotter
serious security concerns; Religion Law being amended 
By Elizabeth Kendal
World Evangelical Alliance Religious Liberty Commission (WEA RLC)
Special to ASSIST News ServiceAUSTRALIA (ANS) – Azerbaijan is a religious fault-line country. Northern Azerbaijan borders Chechnya and Dagestan and is largely Sunni Muslim. Southern Azerbaijan borders Iran and is mostly Shia. To the west Azerbaijan […]

 
 

Aug 15 2006 Montgomery Abortion Facility License Suspended

MONTGOMERY, Ala., - Today the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) announced the suspension of the operating license for Reproductive Health Services of Montgomery Alabama. The reason cited was failure to have “a physician with admitting privileges at a local acute care hospital or a contractual arrangement with a physician who has such admitting privileges.” […]

 
 

Aug 15 2006 Church desecrated in land occupation bid

Church desecrated in land occupation bid
 
By Sheraz Khurram Khan
Special Correspondent for ASSIST News Service in PakistanSHARAK PUR, THEKI, PAKISTAN (ANS) – A Muslim man who allegedly wanted to have possession of land in the village of Momin Pura Theki, some 35 Kms from Lahore, is said to have encouraged his men to desecrate and attack […]

 
 

Aug 14 2006 Parvez Masih continues to receive death threats after acquittal

Parvez Masih continues to receive death threats after acquittal
 
By Sheraz Khurram Khan
Special Correspondent for ASSIST News Service in PakistanDASKA, SIALKOT, PAKISTAN (ANS) – Parvez Masih, who was acquitted by a lower court on August 4, 2006 from charges of blaspheming against the Prophet Muhammad, has been living in hiding ever since his release from the […]

 
 

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