For 66 days in 2020, Alexandre Goodarzy and three colleagues with SOS Chrétien Orient were held captive.
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Since the country’s 1979 revolution, Islamic leaders in Iran have described adherents to minority religions such as Christianity and Judaism as ‘pollution.’
On Feb. 15, 2015, the Islamic State released a video online, showing masked fighters beheading the men as they knelt on a Libyan beach wearing prison-style orange jumpsuits.
In Nigeria as a whole, at least 60,000 Christians have been killed in the past two decades.
Religious freedom is not only under attack in the United States, but also around the world. Has the U.S. government been effective in helping vulnerable religious minorities? What has the Church done to protect the persecuted? Andrea Picciotti-Bayer, director of the Conscience Project, and Joan Desmond, senior editor at the Register, speak with Tom Farr, president of the Religious Freedom Institute. Learn in this episode about the plight of religious minorities in places like China and the Middle East and what actions must be taken by our government, the Church, and each of us to support our brothers and sisters.
Tristan Azbej also discussed with the Register Hungary’s work in the Middle East and beyond, during the 2021 International Religious Freedom Summit in Washington.
One Nigerian human-rights organization, Intersociety, estimates that Islamist insurgents have killed an estimated 12,000 Christians in Nigeria since June 2015.
One of the more well-known native martyrs was a 14-year-old Chinese girl named Ann Wang, who was killed during the Boxer Rebellion when she refused to apostatize.
The roughly 30-minute private meeting included conversation about the papal visit to Iraq in March.
Thomas Heine-Geldern, ACN’s international executive president, said he hoped that the aid would “assuage the suffering of the people and enable them to experience a little Easter hope.”