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Another bombing in Pakistan: this time, the target was a bus carrying government officials. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom warns that if the government doesn't take action, the church bombing in Peshawar will happen again. Greg Musselman, spokesman with the Voice of the Martyrs Canada, says, "That's the word coming from governments around the world: 'You need to do a better job of protecting your minorities--in this case, Christians.'" In fact, Christians protested and demanded better protection as citizens, but that didn't help much. "Now we're hearing stories of Christians that are getting beaten up at these protests. They get identified, and retribution takes place." There's fear, certainly. But there's also something else: unity. "I think our prayer really needs to be that the Lord will connect the seekers along with the believers that have the courage to stand up and proclaim the gospel." Speak out on their behalf! Use your voice while you can. If you don't, who will? Share these stories with others. And above all, pray!"