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“Disappeared” lawyer receives award for dedication to China’s religious freedom

World Watch Monitor A Chinese human rights lawyer persecuted by authorities for his support of oppressed communities, including Christians, was awarded the Shahbaz Bhatti Freedom Award on 29th August, the Epoch Times reports. The whereabouts of the lawyer, Gao Zhisheng, have not been publicly known since August, 2017, so the award was presented to his wife, […]

US missionary receives award for ‘changing hearts’ among Colombia’s FARC

World Watch Monitor An American missionary has received an award for his decades of work ministering to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or the FARC, whose 50-year fight against the government had been the world’s longest continuous war when it ended in a peace agreement last August.  Russell Stendal has been in Colombia for over half […]