Propaganda video released the same day Justin Welby arrives in Cairo to honor the previous 21 victims.
[ posted 4/20/2015 10:33AM ]
Mosa'ab Elshamy / AP Images
Once again, ISIS has orchestrated and filmed the dramatic mass killing of African Christians who refuse to deny their faith.
This time, the approximately 28 men targeted by the Libya affiliate of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (also known as Daesh) were Ethiopian Christians. ...
Surge in pro-life legislation in states enters fifth year.
[ posted 4/9/2015 07:04AM ]
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback this week signed a first-in-the-nation law that prohibits dismembering the body of an unborn child during an abortion.
“Dismemberment abortion kills a baby by tearing her apart limb from limb,” said National Right to Life (NRL) Director ...
80 leaders sign letter. Pope Francis critical of weak response to ‘unacceptable crimes.’
[ posted 4/7/2015 02:51PM ]
New York Roman Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan and AD: The Bible Continues miniseries producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett have assembled a diverse group of mostly US church and ministry leaders to intensify their advocacy on behalf of the persecuted church in the Middle ...
Al-Shabaab takes hostages, wounds 65 more in latest attack.
[ posted 4/2/2015 01:31PM ]
Christians were the primary targets of a terrorist attack on a Kenyan university that has left as many as 150 people dead.
A spokesperson for Al-Shabaab confirmed that the Somali militants had deliberately gone after Christians.
"There are many dead bodies of Christians ...
More than 100 witnesses come forward detailing 'unspeakable brutality.'
[ posted 3/29/2015 11:52PM ]
“ISIL systematically separated the men from the women and young children. The men were subsequently taken away to nearby ditches and summarily executed. The mission obtained credible reports about the rape of young girls, including nine and six year-olds. Thirteen teenage ...
Taliban-linked killings provoke unusually violent reaction by Christian minority.
[ posted 3/16/2015 05:18PM ]
Fareed Khan / AP
Update (Mar. 19): Christian leaders in Lahore have publicly asked for forgiveness for the retailiatory violence, as well as safety as Muslims gather for worship this Friday.
Christian protesters turned unusually violent after suicide bombers attacked Sunday services ...
(UPDATED) Christian leader: In light of 'barbaric record with the captured, the destiny of these families is a major concern to us.'
[ posted 2/24/2015 05:43PM ]
Twitter / EshuAssyrian3
Update (Feb. 25): Assyrian activists tell CNN that they expect ISIS to release a video today threatening to kill the approximately 150 Christian captives unless President Obama and other leaders end joint air strikes against the group.
An "official" confirmed ...
Former congressman offers six-point plan. But killing continues as ISIL-linked terrorists behead 21 Christians in Libya.
[ posted 2/16/2015 08:32AM ]
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said, “This wanton killing of innocents is just the most recent of the many vicious acts perpetrated by ISIL-affiliated terrorists against the people of the region, including the murders of dozens of Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai, ...
Offering to take 100 lashes each, 7 of 9 USCIRF commissioners 'would rather share in' blogger's punishment than 'watch him being cruelly tortured.'
[ posted 1/23/2015 12:05PM ]
Amnesty International / Facebook
Following Saudi Arabia’s decision to flog a dissident blogger 50 times on a weekly basis for the next five months, seven of the nine members of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) have asked the Muslim nation to whip them instead.
(UPDATED) Obama tells Iran to 'immediately release' Abedini, who writes son on 7th birthday.
[ posted 1/21/2015 06:43PM ]
Courtesy of ACLJ
Update (Mar. 20): Despite asking the President of the United States in person to "please bring daddy home for my birthday," Jacob Abedini turned seven years old on Tuesday (Mar. 17) without his father, Saeed Abedini. But President Obama marked the Iranian New Year ...
'No religion is an island,' says Becket Fund after successfully defending Muslim prisoner.
[ posted 1/20/2015 12:45PM ]
Ace Armstrong / Flickr
Despite the current popularity of beards among evangelical pastors, facial hair isn’t a requirement for Christian men. But since it is a sign of faith for some Muslims, Sikhs, and others, religious liberty advocates are celebrating the US Supreme Court’s unanimous ...
Open Doors says 2014 saw the worst persecution of Christians in the 'modern era'—but not because of violence.
[ posted 1/7/2015 08:54AM ]
Courtesy of Open Doors
New research reveals one more reason to remember 2014: for the greatest number of religious freedom violations against Christians worldwide in recent memory—even in Christian-majority countries. Of the worst 50 nations, 4 out of 5 share the same primary cause. And, ...
World Vision's reversal, Kay Warren on son's suicide, 33 Christian leaders under 33, and more.
[ posted 12/30/2014 06:00AM ]
Did you catch all of the most-read CT articles from 2014?
Here's a look back at what readers kept clicking:
20) The 160-Year Christian History Behind What's Happening in Ukraine
19) Fox News' Highly Reluctant Jesus Follower
Of all people surprised that I became ...
Here are the Christian conversion stories that CT readers shared most.
[ posted 12/29/2014 10:30AM ]
For two years now, CT has devoted a premium slot in its print magazine—the back page—to a compelling story of Christian conversion. Muslims and Mormons, football players and French atheists, even an alcoholic Baptist have all contributed to our Testimony series. ...
Did you catch all the religion news that CT readers found most interesting this year?
[ posted 12/22/2014 07:00AM ]
What do Mark Driscoll, Tim Keller, Meriam Ibrahim, and the KJV have in common? All were subjects of the most-read Gleanings posts of 2014.
Here are the top 20 stories that kept readers clicking:
20) How 727 Megachurches Spend Their Money
Leadership Network and Vanderbloemen ...