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Christians In Middle East Slam Plans For Strike

Religion News Service | SARAH PULLIAM BAILEY | Posted 09.04.2013 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) As the Obama administration considers a strike in response to recent chemical attacks, the head of a global evangelical group said Wedn...

The Most Persecuted Religion in the World

Kelly James Clark | Posted 03.06.2013 | World
Kelly James Clark

We have scarcely skimmed the surface of violence and intolerance to Christians in Muslims worlds. If it should continue at its present rate, Christianity will very soon be completely eradicated in its homeland.

Representing Egypt's Coptic Christians, After The Death Of Pope Shenouda III

Kurt J. Werthmuller | Posted 03.21.2012 | Religion
Kurt J. Werthmuller

In a sense, then, Pope Shenouda came to personify the collective struggles of the Copts -- and so his death has likewise been felt especially deeply by the community as a whole.

Middle East Christians Keep Wary Eye On Arab Spring

Posted 02.01.2012 | Religion

By Oren Dorell and Sarah Lynch USA Today CAIRO (RNS) From her home, Samia Ramsis holds a key chain bearing the face of the Virgin Mary as visitors...

Getting Away With It: Egypt's Religious Minorities Need The Rule Of Law

Kurt J. Werthmuller | Posted 01.17.2012 | Religion
Kurt J. Werthmuller

It is still unclear how Egyptian legislation under increasingly Islamist influence might treat the Copts and other religious minorities, but it is an increasingly grim outlook.

Sat-7: Christian TV Expands Its Middle East/North Africa Footprint

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.14.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

In 15 years of existence Sat-7 has attracted over 15 million viewers in a region that's mostly Muslim -- not by converting Muslims, but by creating an environment that's less hostile towards Christians

Abrahamic Faiths Mocked By Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Canards

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 10.15.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Some Middle East church leaders, it seems, never embraced the Vatican's denunciation of theological anti-Semitism.

Christians Under Siege: The Challenge Of Religious Pluralism In The Muslim World

John L. Esposito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John L. Esposito

While entitled in many countries to equality of citizenship and religious freedom, religious minorities in the Muslim world increasingly fear the erosion of their rights -- and with good reason.

How To Save The Christians Of The Middle East

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

It is less and less disputable that we are in the presence of what can actually and accurately be termed mass persecution. Hard to imagine, since we are dealing with a religion that has long been dominant.

Vatican Focuses On Troubles In Middle East

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) As descendants of the original Christians, Catholics in the Middle East occupy a uniquel...