Tag: Christianity

Christianity grows in Syrian town once besieged by Islamic State

A community of Syrians who converted to Christianity from Islam is growing in Kobani, a town besieged by Islamic State for months, and where the tide turned against the militants four years ago. The converts say the experience of war and the onslaught of a group claiming to fight for Islam pushed them toward their […]

Chinese Police Beat 60 Christians, Close Church and then Bury Bibles

More than 100 Chinese police officers and SWAT team members closed a newly constructed church and beat dozens of Christians who were guarding it, and then buried Bibles and hymnbooks before leaving. The incident in Henan – China’s third largest province – took place in January and was reported by BitterWinter.org April 10. Chinese officials […]

Muslims, Christians unite in prayer against violence

About 100 people gathered at the Masjid Al Madina mosque in Hoke County a week after the massacre in New Zealand. A week after a gunman killed at least 50 people worshiping at two mosques in New Zealand and injured dozens of others, Muslims and Christians prayed together at a mosque in Hoke County on […]

Media Silence Surrounds Muslim Massacre of Christians

Political leaders and public figures were falling over themselves this weekend to condemn the mosque attacks in New Zealand, while dozens of Christians were slaughtered by Muslims in Nigeria to the sound of crickets. The mosque attacks were indeed a horrific affair and worthy of universal condemnation. Presidents, prime ministers, royalty, and religious leaders rushed […]

China rewrites the Bible

It’s no secret that as the Chinese economy enters a slowdown, the Chinese government has been taking an ever-more authoritarian approach towards virtually every aspect of life in the People’s Republic. In this regard, few areas have received more attention than religion. This ranges from the imprisonment of anywhere between 800,000 and 2 million Uighur […]

Britain’s War on Christianity: Part 1

“Christian street preachers should be free to share the gospel, even where it means challenging the beliefs of others.” — Christian Concern, in a petition to UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid. In recent years, dozens of Christians — clergy and non-clergy — in Britain have been arrested or fired from their jobs due to their […]

Transgender Bills to ‘Ban Christianity’?

A showdown between religious freedom and transgender privileges is underway in Texas, where six pro-LGBTQ bills are targeting the constitutional rights of Christians. The magnitude of the latest wave of pro-LGBTQ legislation is so severe that one conservative columnist argues that the left is attempting “to ban Christianity in Texas.” Bracing for the worst While […]

$2M Fundraiser Launched to Rebuild Christian Town Decimated by ISIS

A leading humanitarian organization has launched a fundraising initiative to raise over $2 million to help the Archdiocese of Erbil rebuild an Iraqi Christian town decimated by the Islamic State so that the town’s displaced citizens can finally return home in what has been described as a “now-or-never situation.” The Knights of Columbus, the world’s […]

Christians: Speak the truth about homosexuality

To my brothers and sisters in ministry, I appeal to you in the sight of God: Please speak plainly and clearly when it comes to homosexuality, and please do so with compassion and love.   At this critical time in history, we’ve got no business dancing around these life and death issues, issues that affect […]

Christian, Jewish and Muslim students take part in interreligious summer school

As young people from across the world gathered for a three-week Interreligious Summer School at the World Council of Churches Bossey Ecumenical Institute in Switzerland, they heard inspiring greetings about interreligious dialogue from people who encouraged them to contribute to issues of religious pluralism and intercultural acceptance in a society based on migration and globalisation. […]