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August 18, 2014
We can’t force the U.S. government to save Christians and other religious minorities of Iraq from ISIS, but we can do what we can do: pray, be a voice, and urge our government not to look the other way.
June 12, 2014
Indonesia is the most populous Muslim country in the world. Its decline into extremism and intolerance does not bode well for the future.
April 11, 2014
Open Doors estimates Iran has 370,000 “new Christians from a Muslim background.” The organization says many Iranians have become Christians because of Christian television programming from other nations.
Refugees from Iran say that Christians have boldly begun discussing their faith with Muslim neighbors.
March 27, 2014
Officials ranging from U.S. Catholic leaders to a former president of Lebanon are expressing concern about the increasing persecution of Christians throughout the Middle East.
March 7, 2014
Seven years have passed since the horrific deaths of Turkish Christians Necati Aydin, 35, and Ugur Yuksel, 32, and German Christian Tilmann Geske 46. There is still no justice for the families of the three men who were tortured and killed at the Malatya, Turkey offices of Zirve Christian Publishing. And now, thanks to changes in the judicial system passed by the Turkish Parliament, justice may never be meted out on the Islamist murderers.
March 5, 2014
Recently the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) held its annual policy conference in Washington, and stated that when it comes to public backing for Israel, by some measures, U.S. evangelical Christians are even more supportive of Israel than in recent memory.
March 2, 2014
Al Monitor reports the Christian population in Iraq has decreased by more than 75 percent since 2003. Before that year there were around 1.5 million Christians in Iraq, and according to the latest reports from Christian leaders in the country, around 300,000 remain.
The proposed draft laws would include, among other things efforts to protect the language and cultural education and establish efforts to get religious minorities media representation nationally. Under this legislation minority languages would also be taught in the schools.
January 14, 2013
(Photo credit: Al Monitor) By Alan Wisdom The Christian community in Iraq has suffered great loss in the decade since the U.S. invasion of 2003. Is there a ray of hope now that Iraq’s…
December 18, 2012
By Rick Plasterer The global situation for religious freedom is deteriorating greater than commonly understood, especially in the Middle East, according to speakers at a Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of…
November 29, 2012
Some Methodist leaders have expressed doubt that the 45 members of the United Methodist Church in Congress will effectively cooperate as a unit. Despite the common religious affiliation, some Methodists outside of the federal…
November 23, 2012
(The following is the November 23, 2012 edition of Faith on Freedom, the e-newsletter of the Religious Liberty Program of the Institute on Religion and Democracy. If you have any interest in the persecuted…