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Lebanon’s Christian Schools Are Full of Muslims—and They Need Help
Devastating deflation means evangelical and Catholic schools can barely pay teachers and keep classes open. Yet it’s cheaper than ever for the global church to support them.
The American Mosque: More Suburban, Less Conversion
As “mosque planting” and “unmosqued youth” increasingly resemble patterns in the church, evangelical experts reflect on implications for faith and witness.
Algeria Returns a Historic Church, But Stops Christian Worship at 20 Others
One court yields keys to colonial-era worship site, while another issues verdict for prominent pastor facing proselytism charges.
Fortress Europe: As Islam Expands, Should the US Imitate the ‘Christian’ Continent?
As anti-Muslim sentiment grows in the West, European evangelical consultant urges a better response than burqa bans.
Rockets, Riots, Sermons, and Soccer: Christian Views on the Conflict in Gaza and Israel
(UPDATED) How a dozen Messianic Jews and Palestinian Christians are trying to minister across the divide as Hamas and the IDF war once again.
Just a Bill: Religious Freedom Consensus Rarely Voted into Law
Latest IRF scorecard grades each member of US Congress, as State Department releases annual report on 200 countries and territories.
Genocide in Tigray? Ethiopian Christians Debate Orthodox Patriarch’s Claim
US ambassador meets with Abune Mathias in Addis Ababa after provocative video released.
Christian Street Artist Honors Beirut Explosion Victims with 204 Illegal Portraits
Inspired by Makoto Fujimura, an American evangelical partners with Lebanese art institute to equally dignify every death.
Divided They Stand: Evangelicals Split Up in Politics to Keep Ukraine Conservative
Buffeted by Russia, corruption, and culture war pressures, believers surge in national elections.
Anticipating Biden on Genocide, Armenians Fear Cultural One in Azerbaijan
Vanishing church in Nagorno-Karabakh highlights feared erasure of Christian heritage, but also countercharge of destructive occupation.
Bibles Get American Pastor Tangled Up in Turkish Politics
In Turkish-controlled northern Cyprus, another Andrew Brunson-style case is brewing.
3 Fewer Hot Spots for Trump-Biden Handover on Religious Freedom
USCIRF chair Gayle Manchin explains why 22nd annual report by US watchdog agency reduces tally of offending nations, yet too many on black list still “don’t seem to care.”
ISIS Executes Christian Businessman Kidnapped in Egypt’s Sinai
Family mourn yet celebrate martyrdom of Coptic grandfather who financed the only church in his city, so as to build “a home in heaven.”
Died: Ashur Eskrya, Champion of Iraq’s Displaced Christians
President of the Assyrian Aid Society–Iraq (AASI) passes away from COVID-19 complications.
Convictions in Case of Christian Journalist Murdered in Turkey Fail to Satisfy
Family of Hrant Dink, proponent of reconciliation between Turks and Armenians who riled government officials through his genocide advocacy, say justice has not gone deep enough.
Sudan Confirms Religious Freedom with Nuba Mountains Rebels
First agreed between SPLM-N rebel group and civilian prime minister, peace deal provision to separate religion and state gets cemented with military signature.
To Further Religious Freedom Among Muslims, Can Women Succeed Where Men Have Not?
Films, courses, and dialogue groups invite—rather than confront—Islamic societies toward greater openness. But will accompanying “intersectionality” undercut support?
Beat, Pray, Give: Catholics Want More Done for Persecuted Christians
Survey finds surge in US concern for the global church in need, in run-up to Pope Francis’ visit to Iraq.
Streaming in the Desert: Middle East Discipleship On-Demand
Christian broadcaster SAT-7 tries to balance security and isolation in letting the Arab world binge watch programs of hope.
Why a Shiite Martyr’s Funeral Was Surprisingly Christian
A month after Lokman Slim’s murder, his family awaits answers in a story exemplifying the history of Middle East Protestants and the intrigue of Lebanon.
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