Christians targeted for their faith

Apr 14, 2019 by

News and comment, arranged according to topics:

Shocking Sri Lanka bombing by Islamist group: the problem is persecution of Christians, not random terror.

Sri Lanka’s bloody Sunday, by Paul Coleman, Spiked

Islam, the media and the conspiracy of silence, by Gavin Ashenden

Why the liberal media don’t show sympathy for torched churches, murdered Christians, by Jonathan van Maren, LifeSite

The Sri Lanka bombings are part of an ugly anti-Christian pattern across the globe, by John Allen, Jr, Washington Post

Clinton, Obama and the Left’s contempt for Christians by Laura Perrins, TCW

Where’s the solidarity for Sri Lanka’s Christians? by Rakib Ehsan, spiked

Death toll rises in Sri Lanka’s anti-Christian Easter attacks, but is this enough for lasting world sympathy? from Barnabas Fund

Evangelical Fellowship of India condemns in strongest terms the terror attacks on innocent people in Sri Lanka – Statement

A world at war against Christians, by Ann Farmer, The Conservative woman

Taqiyya for Easter, by Mark Steyn

Media half truths over the Sri Lanka terror, by Craig Byers, The Conservative Woman

Sri Lanka Was Warned of Possible Attacks. Why Didn’t It Stop Them? from New York Times

Sri Lankan tragedy – prejudice, politicians and the press, by David Robertson, Christian Today

Brendan O’Neill on Sky News

Sri Lanka and the global war on Christians, by Stephen Daisley, Spectator (£)

Sri Lanka attacks: port-colonial guilt stops UK helping persecuted Christians, says Bishop, by Kaya Burgess, Times


Global persecution of Christians; the response of Western governments and churches

Why the liberal media don’t show sympathy for torched churches, murdered Christians by Jonathon Van Maren, LifeSite

The Sri Lanka bombings are part of an ugly anti-Christian pattern across the globe by John L Allen Jr, Washington Post

Are Christians Privileged or Persecuted? by Ross Douthat, New York Times

The Anglican Communion: a view from Pakistan, by Michelle Samuel, Evangelicals Now

Catholics join with Church of England in joint submission to UK’s review of government support for persecuted Christians, by David Adams, Sight Magazine

Christians abandoned by the liberal Westby Kathy Gyngell, The Conservative Woman

UK foreign aid could be linked to progress on religious freedom, from Christian Institute

The world may be getting better, but not for increasingly abused Christians, by Gavin Matthew, The Scotsman

Coptic Archbishop says Christophobia is an ‘escalating phenomenon’, by Archbishop Cranmer

Mythbusting at launch of independent review of UK support for persecuted Christians, from CEN


(Of a much lesser scale, but nevertheless real) hostility against Christians in the UK and Australia

British woman’s family relentlessly mobbed by activists for “misgendering”, The Post Millennial

Today’s secularism leaves no space for Billy Vunipola…or Ashers, by Peter Lynas, Belfast Telegraph

Christian school worker fired for raising concerns about sex education, from Christian Concern

We must protect Christians in this country as well, Jeremy Hunt is told as Foreign Secretary raises easter Sunday alarm over worldwide persecution of churchgoersby Brendan Carlin, Mailonline

The new terror: we are watching you; one wrong word and we’ll remove you from your job, by Andrea Williams, Christian Concern.

Christians must fight this Stasi-style persecution, by Julian Mann, The Conservative Woman

Statement on Israel Folauby Martyn Iles, Australian Christian Lobby

Israel Folau and three myths of a changing society, by Phillip Jensen

Why is Facebook censoring a conference on Christianity and religious freedom? by Augusto Zimmermann, Spectator Australia

The solid, slightly out-of-season Christian case for religious liberty, by Steven D. Smith, Public Discourse. 

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