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Christian Persecution

The Final Solution Of The Christian Arab Question In The Middle East

Sheldon Filger | Posted 10.07.2014 | World
Sheldon Filger

A horrific fate awaits the Christians in the Arab world, particularly in Iraq and Syria. Yet, the world is silent. The progressive left wing has its own ideological agenda, to which the Christians of the Middle East are irrelevant.

Pope Francis Urges Protection For Iraqi Christians As Exodus Continues

AP | Posted 08.07.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis is calling for world governments to take measures to protect Christians driven from their villages in northern Iraq a...

Iraq's Christians Threatened With Death But 'Vicar Of Baghdad' Stands Strong

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.06.2014 | Religion

Iraq's Christians have perhaps suffered more than any other group since the Islamic State formerly known as ISIS rose to power, but Christianity is in...

Chinese Christians Fight To Protect Crosses From Government

AP | DIDI TANG | Posted 07.25.2014 | Religion

WUXI VILLAGE, China (AP) — The battle started when a government-hired crew tore down the metal cross atop the one-room church in this village surrou...

'The Arab Societies Have Been Hijacked by Extremists'

Joop Koopman | Posted 09.08.2014 | Religion
Joop Koopman

ArchbishopYousif Mirkis heads the Chaldean Archdiocese of Kirkuk, Iraq, the capital of oil-rich territory now firmly controlled by the Kurds, who have shown a particular welcome to Christians fleeing the onslaught of ISIS. He was interviewed July 7, 2014 by international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need.

Will Egypt's New President Sisi #BringBackOurCopticGirls?

Lela Gilbert | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Lela Gilbert

Like the Jews before them, Egypt's indigenous "Sunday People" may well find themselves without their ancient homeland. There is no Israel for persecuted Christians -- no safe haven to which they can flee.

A "Call to Action" On Behalf of Middle East Christians Gets Fresh Impetus From Pope Francis

Joop Koopman | Posted 07.29.2014 | Religion
Joop Koopman

There is new momentum to build on in the wake of Pope Francis's visit to Jordan and the Holy Land. The Pontiff raised the core issue at hand in no uncertain terms.

We Must Not Forget The Middle East's Persecuted Christians

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 05.08.2014 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox leaders joined forces on Wednesday (May 7) to call for an end to the silence over persecuted Christ...

Hate Graffiti In Jerusalem Ramps Up Before Pope's Visit

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2014 | Religion

JERUSALEM, May 8 (Reuters) - The Roman Catholic Church in Jerusalem, preparing for a visit by Pope Francis later this month, has expressed alarm ove...

Are Christians Persecuted in the Middle East?

Joop Koopman | Posted 06.04.2014 | Religion
Joop Koopman

The answer from the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries in the Holy Land is a qualified yes.

Muslims Need to Speak Out Against Persecution

Imam Muhammad Musri | Posted 03.26.2014 | Religion
Imam Muhammad Musri

Unfortunately, because our many expressions of moral outrage don't fit the stereotype the media seeks, and because love and moderation are far less effective than hate and extremism in "selling" news, much of what we say never gets reported.

The World's War on Christianity

Robert J. Morgan | Posted 03.16.2014 | Religion
Robert J. Morgan

My companions were telling one account after another of the devastation occurring in their former areas on labor -- churches burned, Christians killed, believers fired from jobs, church members imprisoned, leaders slain. I thought to myself, anyone who downplays the persecution of Christians is deeply mistaken.

Global Religious Violence Reaches New High

Reuters | Tom Heneghan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

(Reuters) – Violence and discrimination against religious groups by governments and rival faiths have reached new highs in all regions of the world ...

World Wide Christian Persecution Doubled In 2013

Reuters | Tom Heneghan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

(Reuters) - Reported cases of Christians killed for their faith around the world doubled in 2013 from the year before, with Syria accounting for more ...

President Obama Wishes Coptic Orthodox Christians A Joyous Christmas

Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

As Orthodox Christians around the world come together to celebrate Christmas, President Obama and Michelle Obama sent their good wishes to the communi...

'If Nigeria Falls to Islamic Extremists, All of Africa Will Be at Risk'

Joop Koopman | Posted 03.04.2014 | Religion
Joop Koopman

Nigerian Christians are confronted with the growing threat of radical Islam in the form of the extremely violent anti-Christian Boko Haram sect, which was declared a terrorist organization by the U.S.

Pope Slams Christian Persecution

AP | Posted 12.26.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is urging people to speak out against persecution of Christians, whom he likened to the Church's first martyrs. Hi...

WATCH: Prince Charles Slams Christian Persecution In The Middle East

Posted 12.19.2013 | Religion

Prince Charles delivered an impassioned warning about the dangers faced by Christians in the Middle East at an interfaith Christmas reception held for...

Just Christian You Say

Ron Nikkel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Ron Nikkel

See, I claim to be a Christian and I'm true to that Ya' favorite rapper claimed he strapped, but never packed a tool In fact, I know some Christian ca...

Pope Francis' Hopes For The Orthodox Church

Posted 12.02.2013 | Religion

Pope Francis sent special greetings to Orthodox Church leader Patriarch Bartholomew I, Archbishop of Constantinople that expressed his brotherly love ...

'We Can Make Supporting the Suffering Church a Priority' -- and We Should!

Joop Koopman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Joop Koopman

This month may well mark a milestone in the life of the US Church: on Nov. 11, in his final Presidential Address to the US Conference of Catholic Bish...

U.S. Air Force Academy -- It Doesn't Get Better

Tom Carpenter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Tom Carpenter

Setting off yet another scandal, the United States Air Force Academy has hired and promoted "ex-gay" cure advocate, Dr. Michael Rosebush, USAFA 1975, as a staff member for the Academy's Center of Character and Leadership Development.

UK Minister Warns In Some Places: "Danger Christianity Will Become Extinct."

Religion News Service | Kevin Eckstrom | Posted 11.16.2013 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) The highest-ranking Muslim in the British government on Friday (Nov. 15) called on Western governments to do more to protect besieged...

Redefining 'Martyrdom'

Religion News Service | Judd Birdsall | Posted 11.14.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Christianity can be a deadly commitment. This past Sunday was the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, an occasion that remind...

'Why the Silence?' There Is Too Little Uproar Over the persecution of Christians

Joop Koopman | Posted 12.28.2013 | Religion
Joop Koopman

It's hard to miss the news today: In Pakistan earlier this month, more than 80 people died in a bomb attack on a Protestant church; last weekend, assailants killed three members of a Christian wedding party in Egypt; in Syria, Jihadists are ever more brazen in their determination to target Christians.