Nigeria Christians Mourn Deaths in Massive Killings

by (@Cuchulain09) March 22, 2014

Our friends at BosNewsLife write about the most recent killings of northern Nigerian Christians. Although the U.S. State Department has finally designated Boko Haram as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) (after four years of intense pressure from the Nigeria Task Force of which IRD’s Religious Liberty Program is a founding member), they continue to deny the specific targeting of Christians by both Boko Haram and by the Fulani “herdsmen” who were killing Christians in northern Nigeria long before Boko Haram was even founded!

Lord Alton Challenges West: Respond to Persecution!

by (@Cuchulain09) March 20, 2014

Speaking at Brentwood Cathedral, Essex for Lent, Lord Alton of Liverpool criticized the response of the West to global Christian persecution. “Secular society has got its priorities wrong but so have western churches which too easily become intoxicated with their own introspective navel-gazing,” Alton declared. He challenged Western Christians to more courageously decide “what to do with the time that is given us.”

Bomb Blast Today at Zanzibar Anglican Cathedral – Just the Latest Jihadi Attack in Tanzania

by (@Cuchulain09) February 24, 2014

The bombing of beautiful Christ Church Cathedral is just the latest in a series of attacks by Islamist supremacists in a jihad against Christians in Tanzania.

Going Global: House Hearing Documents Worldwide Persecution of Christians

by (@AEHarrod) February 18, 2014

Persecution of Christians is the “premier human rights issue of the early 21st century, as well as the most untold story about global Christianity in our time,” Boston Globe reporter John Allen stated in prepared remarks on February 11, 2014. Addressing a House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing, Allen and other panelists ominously delineated Christianity’s threatened state around the world.

Indonesians Concerned Over Proposed Mandatory Prayer Law

by (@TheIRD) January 28, 2014

A province in Indonesia may pass a bylaw requiring residents to take part in Islamic prayers several times a day. A bylaw is a law or regulation that is made by a local government and applies only to that local area.

Christians in Turkey fear Increased Persecution

by (@TheIRD) January 27, 2014

Christian leaders in Turkey are concerned that recent attacks over Christmas and the New Year could be a sign of more severe persecution.

Persians Bearing Gifts: The Iranian Christmas Charm Offensive

by (@HashtagGriswold) December 27, 2013

While Iranian leaders tweet their cheery Christmas blessings to the world, Christians within the Islamic Republic face persecution for their beliefs, especially during the Christmas season.

Pastor Saeed’s Life in Danger, Wife Urges Congress

by (@TheIRD) December 18, 2013

A curtain is all that separates U.S. citizen Saeed Abedini from the murderers and rapists in Iran’s deplorable Rajai Shahr prison. Robbed, tortured, and promised release if he denounces his Christian faith, Abedini continues to be deprived of basic human and religious rights.

Falsely Accused of Blasphemy, Source of Islamist Outrage: Just Another Pakistani Christian’s Story

by (@Cuchulain09) December 17, 2013

Adnan Prince, aged 26, was arrested under the dreaded charge of blasphemy in Pakistan for allegedly outraging religious feelings, defiling the Koran and defaming Mohammed. This easily-manipulated charge, under which so many Pakistani Christians (not to mention many Muslims) have suffered, carries a sentence of either life imprisonment or execution.

Christians: The Ignored Malalas

by (@ChelsenVicari) October 19, 2013

Editor’s note: A version of this article was published by the Christian Post. Click here to read it. Malala Yousafzai survived the Taliban’s attack on her life. She rallies for the rights of girl’s right to education. She is the youngest Nobel peace prize nominee and the winner of the European Union’s prestigious Freedom of […]