Modern ‘Monuments Men’ seek to save Christian history from ISIS

Recruiting campaign: ISIS tentacles spread far, wide

How ISIS controls life, from birth to foosball

Islamic State shoots and beheads 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya

ISIS on defensive, Iraqi Christians expect to return to villages, says Cardinal

What everyone gets wrong about the persecution of Christians in Iraq

    The Week: Media coverage of Christian persecution in the Middle East was once all but non-existent. (A representative headline on this website last year declared, “The world’s most ancient Christian communities are being destroyed — and no one cares.”) And while awareness of this troubling topic hasn’t quite reached Biblical proportions yet, it’s certainly increasing. CBS’s 60 Minutes devoted severalsegments to the matter, National Geographic gave it a large spread in their magazine, and most recently, Newsweek devoted their cover story to “the new exodus” of Christians from the Middle East.


  • Posted: 04/10/2015
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: theweek.com

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NHS disciplines Christian for inviting Muslim to church

Christian NHS worker wrong to talk about faith, says Tribunal

U.S. online ban of militant Muslim preacher ends

The Christian militia defending refugees, livelihood against Islamic State in Iraq

Niger’s Christians try to forgive on first Easter after church attacks

After Islamist attack, armed guards shield Kenyan churches

Boko Haram disguised as preachers kill at least 24 in Nigeria

Religious freedom laws helped Muslims, Indians, Sikhs more than Christian bakers

China jails a Muslim for six years — for refusing to shave his beard

Second blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

ISIS and human traffickers: Prey on the vulnerable, recruit with lies

Bishop: Make war on ISIS

U.N. urges ISIS trial for suspected genocide

Malaysia Shariah Law: Islamist party passes bill to implement harsh Islamic criminal punishment

ISIS tweets destruction of more Christian sites

Saving persecuted Christians

What employers need to know about religious discrimination

German court overturns ban on headscarves for Muslim women teachers

The real war on Christianity

Foreign troops retake Nigerian towns from Boko Haram

“Child marriage” at seventeen?

Christian area in northeast Syria said to be under heavy ISIS assault

Boko Haram violence causing worsening refugee crisis for Nigeria

Islamic State: Ancient Nimrud ruins ‘bulldozed’ in Iraq

New York City adds two Muslim holidays to public school calendar

The genocide of Assyrians that started in Iraq continues in Syria

Who are the Assyrian Christians? Islamic State’s latest captives are part of a long-persecuted group

Kidnapped Assyrian Christians: Four more hostages released by Islamic State

Islamic State releases 19 Christians, more than 200 still captive: monitor

Iraqi forces try to seal off Islamic State around Tikrit

The part of the Abercrombie & Fitch case that had the Supreme Court Justices laughing at their own jokes

Southern Baptists urge Obama to defend ‘the least of these’ against ISIS

ISIS’ apocalyptic endgame: They want to defeat Christian crusaders — Americans — in a massive battle in a town in northern Syria

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi could be retried and beheaded, say his family

Four things you should read about ISIS and Christianity

Transcript available for SCOTUS arguments in Abercrombie & Fitch

Inside ISIS: A Time Special Report

Activists: Number of Christians abducted by Islamic State rises to 220

Court to consider accommodations for religiously devout employees: In Plain English

Argument analysis: Plucking simplicity out of complexity

72 Assyrian Christian families captured, 50 besieged by IS after Syria attack

Syrian Kurds cut IS supply line near Iraq; fears for Christians mount

Air strikes hit Islamic State in Syria after Christians abducted

Fate of Syrian Christians kidnapped by ISIS still unknown

On hating IS and loving people

Lawsuit: LA Fitness prohibited Muslim from praying in locker room

Supreme Court hears religious discrimination case

Preview of Supreme Court oral arguments in Abercrombie employment discrimination case

Argument preview: Faith and a workplace dress code

Italy and Vatican on guard after threat from Islamic State

Monitors: ISIL abducts 90 Assyrian Christians in Syria

President [of Sri Lanka] pledges to ensure religious freedom in the country

Islamic State pulls out of strategic town of Tel Afar

Abercrombie’s fashion rules land at the Supreme Court

Report: ISIS just kidnapped a group of at least 90 Christians, including children

Supreme Court to hear case of a headscarf that cost a Muslim teen a job

Italy fears ISIS invation from Libya

Turkey’s atheists and religious minorities join forces to protest religious instruction in schools

Hard truths about the survival of Christianity in the Middle East

Rights commission: ISIL committed 4 million violations in Iraq

Extremists warn Pakistani press club, saying Christian journalists spread their faith

From a private school in Cairo to ISIS killing fields in Syria (with video)

    The New York Times: Mr. Aly raised his son, Islam Yaken, in Heliopolis, a middle-class Cairo neighborhood with tended gardens and trendy coffee shops, and sent him to a private school, where he studied in French. As a young man, Mr. Yaken wanted to be a fitness instructor. He trained relentlessly, hoping that his effort would bring him success, girlfriends and wealth. But his goals never materialized. He left that life and found religion, extremism and, ultimately, his way into a photograph where he knelt beside a decapitated corpse on the killing fields of Syria, smiling.


  • Posted: 02/18/2015
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.nytimes.com

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Iraqi Christians “don’t have much time left” says archbishop

Islamic State may be getting closer to Christian refugee area in Iraq

ISIS beheadings in Libya devastate an Egyptian village

Westerners join Iraqi Christian militia to fight Islamic State

Coptic Christians increasingly feel endangered in Libya and Egypt

What ISIS really wants

Frank Wolf calls for safe haven for Mideast Christians