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Global Religious Freedom Issues

“We prefer to be killed rather than convert”

After 65 years, is China ready to embrace the Pope?

Pope to Iraqi president: ‘I appeal to you with my heart full of pain’

Iraqi TV host cries over plight of Christians

Suffering of Christians by ISIS terrorists is ‘unbelievable and makes me cry,’ says Open Doors field worker

China to Pope Francis: Don’t ‘interfere’ with religion

Who will stand up for the Christians?

Missionaries: ‘Refugees in Iraq turning to Christ amid Islamic attacks’

Egyptian Bible Society reopens shop destroyed by mob

Travelodge removes Bibles from its rooms

Muslim terrorist group ISIS to America: ‘We will drown all of you in blood’

Guess what hotel chain is banning Bibles now

National Black Pro-Life Coalition oppose persecution of Christians in Muslim nations

Sentenced American missionary sent back to North Korean labor camp despite health concerns

Britain’s Equality Commission seeks public input on religion and belief issues

Despite U.S. claims, Yazidis say crisis is not over

Protecting Christians and Yazidis: Elusive religious freedom

UN accuses ISIS militants of ‘barbaric’ sexual violence; says humanitarian crisis in Iraq has reached its highest level

Kenneth Bae transferred to N. Korea labor camp

Why American millennials are unsympathetic toward Israel

Violations of religious freedom persist in Cuba

Forgetting the Christians: Can Christians ever be the victims of genocide?

Anglican Vicar of Baghdad: “Child I baptized cut in half by ISIS”

Egypt’s top Muslim leader condemns Islamic state: Grand Mufti Shawqi Allam denounces ‘bloody group’

Cuba allows for building a Catholic church, a first since 1959

Knights of Columbus set up fund to provide relief to Christians fleeing Iraq

Iraq Yazidi: “My people may soon be gone”

ISIS selling Christian women as sex slaves

Jewish students ‘bullied’ out of class

Priest from Nineveh: ‘Christianity is finished in Iraq’

Militants execute hundreds of minorities in Iraq, official says

Detroit-area Iraqi Americans fear for Iraqi Christians

Fact checker: Is ISIS beheading children in Iraq?

Pope sends envoy to Iraq to deliver message of support and aid embattled Christians

Plight of persecuted Christians raised in Scottish Parliament

China’s chancy cross crackdown

ISIS seizes Iraq’s Christian capital: Qaraqosh

ISIS and the growth of early Islam

Pope Francis urges protection for Iraqi Christians as exodus continues

Laos finds falsely accused Christians not guilty of murder

Exclusive: China police investigate U.S. citizen near border with North Korea

Chaldean Christian leader: ISIS ‘systematically beheading’ children in Iraq

Iraq Christians flee as Islamic State takes Qaraqosh

Isis takes Iraq’s largest Christian town of Qaraqosh

Iraqi militants seize several Christian villages

ISIS exterminating minorities in Iraq

Isis is on the verge of expelling northern Iraq’s religious minorities

The world’s top church-destroying countries

Arab Christians: “Convert, Pay, Die” or Flee

U.S. Chaldeans decry ‘genocide’ of Iraqi Christians, rally for aid

Islamic extremists impose reign of terror on Iraq

Bishops urge David Cameron to grant asylum to Iraqi Christians

Don’t close your eyes: Iraq is torturing and purging Christians

    The Federalist: To listen to the news, one would think that the only grave problems in the world right now are Vladimir Putin, Israeli war crimes in Gaza, the humanitarian crisis on the southern U.S. border, and the possibility of Ebola reaching the West. Granted, those are all huge concerns—in part because those stories as presented are riddled with questionable assumptions and relevant omissions—but there is another story of the world in meltdown: the Christian purge in Iraq.

  • Posted: 08/01/2014
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Meriam Ibrahim, Sudan woman who faced death over faith, receives hero’s welcome in U.S.

China’s grim religious freedom problem

As persecution of faithful rises, so does the religious response

Four Christians killed in bomb attack in northern Nigeria

Meriam Ibrahim leaves Rome for the US after escaping Sudan

Is anyone answering Iraqi Christians’ cries for help?

State Dept. should act on Pakistan’s religious freedom violations, watchdog group says

All 45 Christian institutions in Mosul destroyed or occupied by ISIS

Can we protect religious freedom abroad?

China removes crosses from two more churches in crackdown

Nigerian Christians killed by Muslims in first half of 2014 nearly equals 2013 totals

Meriam Ibrahim praised in open ‘thank you’ letter by Christian woman

    The Christian Post: Meriam Ibrahim, arrested last August in Sudan and sentenced to death after being accused by family members of apostasy and adultery, was not only pressured to recant her Christian faith and thereby nullify her marriage, but was kept in shackles while giving birth to her second child in prison. At least one Christian woman, also from Africa, was lauding the 27-year-old’s resilience, and thanking her for bearing “heroic witness to the virtues of faith, marriage, and motherhood.”

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State Dept.: Syrian Christian persecution part of ‘largest displacement of religious communities in recent memory’

Why no one cares about the Christians of Mosul

State Department releases report on international religious freedom

    Acton Institute: Yesterday the State Department released its International Religious Freedom Report for 2013. A wide range of U.S. government agencies and offices use the reports for such efforts as shaping policy and conducting diplomacy. The Secretary of State also uses the reports to help determine which countries have engaged in or tolerated “particularly severe violations” of religious freedom in order to designate “countries of particular concern.”

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Religious persecution makes migrants out of millions; ‘worst in recent memory’

Nigeria militants bomb church, attack Christians; several killed

Mosul’s Christians ask, ‘Where is the conscience of the world?’

Police in China remove church’s cross

Religious leader looks to west for help for Iraqi Christians