Persecution Of Christians

May 16, 2014

Christians and Muslims United in Nigeria, Says Bishop

Prayers for the safe return of the kidnapped schoolgirls abound in the country.

May 14, 2014

Kidnapping of Nigerian Girls: ‘Not Just a Gender Story; It’s a Christian Story’

Nina Shea of the Center for Religious Freedom discusses the recent abduction and the aims of the abductors, the terrorist organization Boko Haram.

May 13, 2014

Bipartisan Effort to Support Persecuted Christians Launched

The initiative also urged for supporters to take action on behalf of Christians facing persecution in the Middle East.

January 9, 2014

Number of Christian Martyrs Increased Sharply in 2013

Two new surveys reveal the most dangerous areas for the world’s 2.2 billion adherents.

November 19, 2013

U.S. Officially Designates Boko Haram as Terrorist Group

According to reports, the Nigeria-based Islamic group has been responsible for the deaths of an estimated 2,800 people.

October 30, 2013

Egypt Suffers Terrorism, Not Religious Conflict, Says Coptic Priest

The secretary of the Coptic Patriarchate said Muslim terrorists want to provoke Christians into seeking help from Western powers and thus ‘internationalize’ the conflict in Egypt.

August 28, 2013

Middle-East Scholar Paints Stark but Realistic Picture of the Situations in Syria and Egypt

Jesuit Father Samir Khalil Samir says all involved parties need to heed Pope Francis’ advice and come together to work out the peace process.

August 23, 2013

Senate Bill Would Aid Religious Minorities in Middle East

Legislation would create special envoy post.

August 20, 2013

Catholic League Petition Demands End to HHS Mandate

The organization’s president, Bill Donohue, argues the Obama administration must scrap the HHS mandate now that repeated fixes have failed.

July 11, 2013

Report Sees New Hostility to Religion in U.S. Military Policy

The Family Research Council's report notes that pressure to impose ’a secular, anti-religious culture’ has intensified over the last six years.

July 9, 2013

Murdered Syrian Priest’s Friend Feels Closeness of Martyrdom

Memorial Mass honors slain Franciscan.

July 9, 2013

A Christian’s Ground-Zero View of Revolution in Egypt

The spokesman for Egypt’s Catholic Conference discusses the Morsi regime, the June 30 revolution and what it all means for minorities living in the heavily Muslim country.

April 29, 2013

How Will Pope Francis Address Persecution of Christians Around the World?

Authority Nina Shea discusses the issue and what awaits the Holy Father.

April 16, 2013

Pope Francis to Meet With Saudi Ambassador

The representative of a country that harshly forbids Christian worship is expected to discuss improving Catholic-Muslim relations.

March 26, 2013

Mob Burns Christian Slum in Pakistan

Minister calls it ‘the worst example of barbarism.’

February 21, 2013

Suspects Sought in Shooting Death of Catholic Priest in Zanzibar

Father Evarist Mushi was shot and killed on his way to say Mass Feb. 17 in the territory that is part of Tanzania.

February 8, 2013

Report: Chinese Persecution of Christians Increases

January 4, 2013

Contraception Mandate Kicks In for Wave of Employers

The battle over religious freedom intensifies as the controversial federal contraception mandate goes into effect for many for-profit employers.

November 30, 2012

Plaintiffs Seek to Block California Law Banning ‘Reparative Therapy’ for Minors

State law’s supporters say therapy to change orientation is dangerous, but plaintiffs allege that the ban violates the rights of minors who seek help with unwanted same-sex attraction.

November 27, 2012

Supreme Court Directs Appeals Court to Address Challenge to HHS Mandate

The Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals must examine the claim that mandated coverage of abortion-inducing drugs violates religious freedom, but ruling offers no assurance that justices will take up the case.

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