Slaughter in Nigeria — Where Is the State Department?

by (@Cuchulain09) April 17, 2014

An explosion devastated a busy bus station on the outskirts of the Nigerian capital of Abuja on Monday, April 14, 2014. It was the latest in a series of terrorist attacks on Africa’s most populous nation. No group had claimed credit for the attack as of Monday, but Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan laid the blame at the feet of Boko Haram, the Islamist terrorist group seeking the eradication of Christians and the Islamization of Nigeria.

An Archbishop for Northern Sudan

by (@Cuchulain09) April 12, 2014

The Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan has just elected the Rt. Rev. Ezekiel Kondo as the new Archbishop for Sudan (the north). Kondo, who has been the Bishop of Khartoum since 2003 will now oversee all the Internal Province of the Episcopal Church of the Sudan.

More Muslims May Be Coming To Christ in Iran Than Anywhere Else

by (@TheIRD) 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.

Religious Freedom Defenders in Ottawa

by (@Cuchulain09) April 3, 2014

Last week I traveled to Ottawa for a consultation of religious liberty organizations working in partnership. Being with others who have a passion for the persecuted was very encouraging. So were messages from Canada’s Ambassador for Religious Freedom and from a member of the Canadian Parliament.

UN: Unprecedented Christian Persecution in Iran

by (@RyanMauro) March 27, 2014

Oppression under the “moderate” President Rouhani is even greater than under the more vocally extreme President Ahmadinejad.

Religious and Political Leaders Warn of “Dying Middle East Religious Diversity”

by (@TheIRD) 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.

No Justice for Turkey’s Christian Martyrs?

by (@Cuchulain09) 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.

Persecution of the Church in Tanzania

by (@Cuchulain09) January 2, 2014

The jihad against Christians in Tanzania has been increasing in recent years, with radical Islamists intent on eradicating the Christian presence. This Christmas, Christians at the Gilgal Christian Worship Center mourned the loss of their church’s youth leader, Elias Lunyamila Meshack, who was killed on October 22 in what Christians called “a brutal machete attack.”

The Language of “Merry Christmas”

by (@Cuchulain09) December 13, 2013

The war on Christmas (and on Christianity by extension) here at home is less than a shadow of what our Christians brothers and sisters around the world are facing. And at Christmas, it is good for us to remember in addition to all of their other suffering, many are forbidden from celebrating publicly the birth of Jesus.

Overwhelmed by Africa

by (@Cuchulain09) November 14, 2013

In early October I was counting down the days until my first trip to Africa. On October 18, I would fly to Nairobi for the second Global Anglican Fellowship Conference. Then I would visit South Sudan, including three days in Yida Refugee Camp, the current home to some 68,000 people from Sudan’s Nuba Mountains. This is the first of many reflections on that trip.