Christians are most persecuted group in the world, study says

Jun 7, 2019 by

from Aleteia: A report commissioned by British foreign secretary concludes that anti-Christian persecution is nearing genocidal levels. One third of the world suffers from religious persecution, and Christians as the most persecuted of religious groups, are at risk of disappearing. These are were among the grim conclusions of a report commissioned by British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on the extent of global anti-Christian persecution.The Anglican Bishop of Truro, the Right Rev. Philip...

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“Rarely Reported by the Media Anymore”: Persecution of Christians, March 2019

Jun 2, 2019 by

by Raymond Ibrahim, Gatestone Institute: When it comes to violence between Muslims and non-Muslims, March news was dominated by the Christchurch massacres in New Zealand, where, on March 15, an Australian man killed 51 Muslims in two mosques. A statistical report that did some number-crunching, however, found that “a Christian living in a majority Muslim country is 143 times more likely to be killed by a Muslim for being a Christian than a Muslim is likely to be killed by a non-Muslim in...

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A Woeful Lack of Awareness

May 31, 2019 by

by Robin Lane, Christian Friends of Israel: Earlier this month, a report commissioned by the British foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, stated that there is ongoing, pervasive persecution of Christians in the Middle East, which sometimes gets close to genocide. Millions of Christians in the region have been uprooted from their homes. Many have been discriminated against, others have been imprisoned, kidnapped and killed. Within that context, a member of the Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land...

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Churches reopen in Sri Lanka four weeks after Easter Day bombings

May 31, 2019 by

from Barnabas Fund: Services resumed on Sunday 19 May at Sri Lankan churches that had been closed for four weeks following the Easter Sunday suicide bombings in which 253 people died and more than 500 were injured. Police advised prominent churches on the island to close their buildings temporarily after the Islamic State terrorist attacks on 21 April. Security was also tightened and police patrols increased for the prominent churches that remained open. Police also advised the denominations...

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Genocide of Christians Reaches “Alarming Stage”

May 26, 2019 by

by Raymond Ibrahim, Gatestone Institute: “Christian persecution ‘at near genocide levels,'” the title of a May 3 BBC report, cites a lengthy interim study ordered by British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and led by Rev. Philip Mounstephen, the Bishop of Truro. According to the BBC report, one in three people around the world suffer from religious persecution, with Christians being “the most persecuted religious group”. “Religion ‘is at risk of...

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Not Far Off and Unreal: Global Persecution on the Rise

May 8, 2019 by

by Tony Perkins, Family Research Council: To a lot of us in the first world, the idea of Christian persecution seems far-off and unreal. Most of us go about our day without any thought to the dark shadow of oppression that holds our brothers and sisters captive. Despite the challenges that Christians have faced in this country over the last decade, it’s hard to wrap our minds around that kind of evil and suffering that many are facing. It’s not that we mean to be complacent —...

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