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Report: 9 out of 10 Top Christian Persecution Countries Due to Islamic Extremism
Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Iraqi Christians attend a mass on Christmas at St. Joseph Chaldean church in Baghdad December 25, 2012. WASHINGTON – Nine out of the ten countries ranked the most oppressive for Christians to live in were due to Islamic extremism, according to Open Doors' annual World Watch List, which was released Wednesday. With the exception of North Korea – ranked No. 1 for the 12th year in a row – every other country on the top 10 list had as ...  [Read more]

Christian Pastors, Priests Saving Lives in South Sudan Amid Turmoil
Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Displaced people walk past razor wire at Tomping camp, where some 15,000 displaced people who fled their homes are sheltered by the United Nations, near Juba January 7, 2014. Christian pastors and priests have been providing shelter and saving lives as a deadly ethnic conflict rages on in South Sudan. "What these people have done deserves to be told publicly to strongly emphasize the role that churches can play in shaping the future of ...  [Read more]

Over 50,000 Books Burned in Christian Library in Lebanon Over Blasphemy Claim; US Leader Says ‘Violent Hysteria’ Spreading in Muslim World
Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Lebanese and Syrian Christian Maronites pray for peace in Syria, in Harisa, Jounieh September 7, 2013. American leaders denounced the burning of a Christian leader's library in Tripoli, Lebanon, last Friday night as based on false pretenses and said it's a threat to religious liberty. "The really bad news is that this is not out of the ordinary," Robert P. George, chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom ...  [Read more]