Christians in Syria: Dr. Carl Moeller, President/CEO of Open Doors USA, recently published an article discussing the situation of Syrian Christians amidst continuing protests and backlash. Christians desire democratic reforms, but they fear what fate might await them if President Assad should step down. Countries like Egypt through which the Arab Spring has already swept demonstrate increasing persecution of Christians. Please pray for Christians in the Middle East as Muslims celebrate Ramadan next month. Read more>>

Maher el-Gohary: Egyptian Maher el-Gohary and his daughter Dina both converted from Islam to Christianity. When their conversion became known, Muslim extremists issued a fatwa calling for them to be killed. Father and daughter escaped to Syria and are now hiding in Europe awaiting asylum in the US, but they fear that extremists will find them and carry out the fatwa. Pray that Maher and Dina will remain safe, and that their spirits will be lifted as they continue to trust in God. Read more>>

Funeral for Christians Killed in Nigeria Church Bombing: On July 10, members of the radical Boko Haram sect threw a bomb into a church building in Suleja, Nigeria as a Sunday service ended. Boko Haram reportedly has links with al Qaeda and has claimed responsibility for many attacks against Christians in Nigeria. Three Christians were killed in the blast, and funeral services were held for them last week. Read more>>

HR 1856: Open Doors Advocacy has launched a new campaign in support of HR 1856. This bill would make international religious freedom more of a priority in the State Department, require religious freedom training for diplomats, and reauthorize the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). USCIRF holds the US government accountable to its religious freedom responsibilities, and will be closed in September if this bill does not pass. Thank you for taking action along with over 2,300 other advocates! Send a message encouraging your US Representative to co-sponsor and vote for HR 1856>>

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Trapped in Limbo

Black metal may not be the first thing on your mind when you think of Portugal, but GAEREA is here to change that. HM contributing writer Andrew Voigt sat down with GAEREA to discuss the band’s music, their mysterious name and image, and how office work can be art.

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Heaven's Metal: An Oral History of the Genesis of Christian Metal

Heaven's Metal

When rock emerged from blues and 'heavy metal' began to surface, faith-based metal acts also rose to start their own journeys. Initially shunned by both believers and non-believers, they were fighting for their spot at the table, ultimately building a legacy that would go on to change the genre forever. HM presents an oral history of the beginning of Christian metal music, featuring Guardian, Tourniquet, Holy Soldier, Whitecross, and, of course, Stryper.

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