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Persecution

Albigenses
medieval sect suppressed by a crusade, wars, and the Inquisition. [Fr. Hist.: NCE, 53]
Camisards
uprising of Protestant peasantry after the revocation of Edict of Nantes in 1685 was brutally suppressed by the royal army. [Fr. Hist.: NCE, 434]
Huguenots Protestants
of France, much persecuted from the 16th century onward. [Fr. Hist.: NCE, 1285]
Quo Vadis
novel of Rome under Nero, describing the imprisonment, crucifixion, and burning of Christians. [Pol. Lit.: Magill I, 797]
Spanish Inquisition
harsh tribunal established in 1478 to dispose of heretics, Protestants, and Jews. [Eur. Hist.: Collier’s, X, 259]
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Similarly, international standards do not enable the statement of the fact that Christian communities have become the most persecuted religious community today, in view of the fact that four out of every five people who are persecuted for their religious beliefs are now Christian.
Christians who pursue spiritual things, promote the values of God's kingdom, and resist the lure of wealth and power will certainly be hated and persecuted by the world.
The fear of being persecuted because someone might discover you're a homosexual.
com/churches, earning them two tickets to a showtime of their choosing once Persecuted opens.
And then he was persecuted by Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross in their disgusting telephone call.
There's a cynicism out there, Cynicism is winning over idealism right now" - Actor George Clooney "You stand a better chance of earnest representation if you are a hedgehog than if you are a persecuted Christian" Former Tory Minister Ann Widdecombe, above, accuses the Prime Minister of not being tough on foreign governments which persecute Christians "You should not change history in order to titillate" Actor Edward Fox, who did not attend the premiere of W.
A CHRISTIAN group has called on the Welsh Assembly Government to support the plight of persecuted Christians.
IT is a sad indictment of humanity that now, in the 21st century, the harmless mole is still persecuted (Examiner, February 16).
Her mother says she feels persecuted by the Press - because she doesn't have a mumsy figure.
One refugee spaceship's voyage casts it amid a horrifying eugenics project, and eventually leads its survivors to a world scarred by the ravages of the Tauron Occupation--a planet controlled by a "same-gender-oriented-society" where homosexual Echelons wield power and heterosexual "Reproductionists" are persecuted.
The adventures of this bold savior of the persecuted, master of the sword, and cunning trickster are told with a spirited swirl of cape, humor, and high style.
The role of church that purported obedience to the law of the land yet demanded converts to swear vengeance against the murderers of Joseph and Hyrum Smith, the trials of its often persecuted followers, and the descriptions of ceremonies and events including live dancing offer a glimpse into daily Mormon life over a hundred and fifty years ago.