persecution

Friday, 27 June 2014

Meriam Ibrahim given refuge at US embassy in Sudan; says she will leave future to God

By Christian Today staff writer

Meriam Ibrahim and her family have taken refuge at the US embassy in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum following her release on bail.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

ISIS militants rape Christian mother and daughter who couldn't pay poll tax

By Cath Martin

The nightmare continues for Christians living in ISIS-controlled areas as militants exact brutal punishment for those who fall short of their strict and violent interpretation of Islam.

Monday, 23 June 2014

ISIS makes Mosul's Christians pay $250 poll tax amid economic hardships

By Cath Martin

Christians in Mosul are being forced to pay the jizya tax for non-Muslims.

Monday, 23 June 2014

Pakistan: 1,500 Christians protest seizure of property by authorities

By Cath Martin

Christians in Pakistan have protested against the government of Punjab over the seizure of Christian property.

Monday, 23 June 2014

Meriam Ibrahim's release confirmed but Sudanese Christian woman and lawyers threatened, says CSW

By Carey Lodge

Lawyers have confirmed to Christian Solidarity Worldwide the release of Meriam Ibrahim, the Christian Sudanese mother sentenced to death for apostasy.

Monday, 23 June 2014

UK law is 'intolerant' towards Christians, says cardinal

By Carey Lodge

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor says the law has done "too little" to protect the rights of Christians.

Monday, 23 June 2014

'Historic' moment for religious freedom in Pakistan

By Carey Lodge

The Chief Justice of Pakistan has ordered the formation of a National Council for Minority Rights, which has been welcomed by Human Rights organisations amid growing concerns about the treatment of minority groups across the country.

Monday, 16 June 2014

Amnesty International: 'Leaving a Bible in a hotel room should never be a criminal offence'

By Cath Martin

Amnesty International has hit out at North Korea's treatment of people of faith following reports that an American tourist was detained in the closed communist country last month.

Monday, 16 June 2014

Pope Francis: persecution against Christians is now greater than the early church

By Carey Lodge

Pope Francis says there are more Christian martyrs today than in the first century after the birth of the church

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Islamist takeover may be 'death knell' for Iraq's Christians

By Cath Martin

The takeover by Islamist militants is leaving Christians in Iraq and Syria "even more endangered" as they face strict sharia law and brutal penalties if they refuse to comply

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