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HEART newspaper: Heart Publications | February 19, 2019

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Foreign Secretary orders persecution report

February 4, 2019 |

The Foreign Office has commissioned an independent report on global Christian persecution, to be led by the Bishop of Truro.

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Iraq makes Christmas a holiday

February 4, 2019 |

The Iraqi government has designated Christmas Day as a public holiday, encouraging the 300,000 Christians left in the 95 per cent Muslim country.

On 25 December, the Iraqi government tweeted: “Happy Christmas to our Christian citizens, all Iraqis and to … Read More

Dutch Christians investigated for signing sexuality statement

February 4, 2019 |

Over 250 Dutch Christian leaders are under investigation for signing the Nashville Statement.

The Statement, affirming belief in traditional Christian sexual ethics, was launched in 2017 in the US and signed by over 22,000 Christian leaders.

But after Dutch LGBT … Read More

Ukraine’s Orthodox Church splits from Russians

February 4, 2019 |

The Ukrainian branch of the Russian Orthodox Church has broken its 300-year-old bond with Moscow.

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Trans regretters tell their story

February 4, 2019 |

A man who lived as a woman for nearly a decade and then reverted to being male has written a book about people like him who regret their transgenderism.

‘Trans Life Survivors’ by Walt Heyer highlights the plight of those … Read More

Trump signs anti-trafficking bill

February 4, 2019 |

The USA has passed the Frederick Douglass Act, a bill devoting $430 million to fight human trafficking.

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Christian baker won one case but has to fight another

February 4, 2019 |

The US cake shop owner who won a Supreme Court case over his refusal to make a ‘gay’ wedding cake is taking the state of Colorado to court.

Christian baker Jack Phillips made the decision after Colorado threatened to punish … Read More

News for prayer

November 30, 2018 |

Society and politics

  • 160,000 young children in ‘toxic’ homes: A report, published in October 2018, finds that these children are growing up around the ‘toxic’ combination of domestic violence, drug/alcohol dependency and severe mental illness. 160,000 under-fives live in … Read More

Short overview of Asia Bibi ‘blasphemy’ case

November 25, 2018 |

Roman Catholic Asia Bibi, a farm labourer from Punjab, was harvesting berries with other women in June 2009 when she picked up a cup to drink some water.

Some of her Muslim co-workers accused her of polluting the cup, simply … Read More

Husband and daughters’ anguish

November 25, 2018 |

Asia Bibi’s daughter and husband spoke of their impossible situation as they awaited their release as a reunited family from Pakistan.

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