Posts Tagged ‘ Christian ’

Diaper Program Forced to Expand in Iraq

Dec 15th, 2017 | By
Displaced Iraqi Christian women receive diapers for their infants and toddlers, supplied by the Diapers for Refugees program

At the request of the Diapers for Refugees ministry partner in Iraq, the number of diapers for infants and toddlers was increased and additional help was supplied for women’s needs and the elderly. The number of families returning to their burned-out homes in Qaraqosh and other Christian towns made the increase necessary, as some families who used to obtain diapers from other sources in the Erbil area can no longer do so. As a result, our costs in December increased from $18,000 to $23,475.

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Iraqi Christian Refugees Still Live in Fear

Aug 10th, 2016 | By

Over the last two years, thousands of Christians in Iraq fled their homes in hopes of escaping persecution from ISIS. Christians have faced the worst that the Islamic State has to offer – crucifixions, beheadings, gang rapes, sex slavery, beatings, and robbery – it is rare that the mainstream media reports this fact to the

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Turkish Christians Targeted After Coup

Aug 3rd, 2016 | By

In the midst of Turley’s failed coup, Christians in the country were targets of violence. In Matalya, a city located in Anatolia, Turkey, Sunni Muslims targeted a Protestant church, which was a “small, modern shopfront nestled in the city’s minority Alevi district” because Protestants are prohibited from building churches in Turkey. Gangs of Sunni Muslim

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Syrian Clergyman Urges West to Stop Arming Rebel Groups

Jul 27th, 2016 | By

On Monday July 25, The United Nations in New York backed calls for regular 48-hour ceasefires near Aleppo, Syria but no specific plans have been made. The UN backed the call to action because of the 20 Syrian civilians that were killed and hospitals that were targeted in air raids. The 48-hour ceasefire was requested

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ISIS Members Behead Catholic Priest

Jul 26th, 2016 | By

Early this morning, July 26, two members of ISIS burst into a Catholic church in Normandy, taking a priest, two nuns and two parishioners hostage. Father Jacques Hamel was beheaded in the church and one other hostage is currently in the hospital with fatal injuries. According to reports, the attackers, one of whom was dressed

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Coptophobia

Feb 22nd, 2016 | By

As for targeting Christians, ISIS has made a very public fetish of destroying Christian symbols and sites, uprooting historic communities, and killing Christians as it gained territory in Iraq, Syria and Libya. But the group also did this when it was still publicly a member in good standing of Al-Qaeda (2003-2014). Both groups seem to harbor a particular hatred for the largest single Christian denomination in the Middle East and North Africa, the Coptic Orthodox Church, the “Patriarchate of Alexandria and the See of St. Mark.”

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Muslim Relatives of Somali Christian in Kenya Beat Him Unconscious for His Faith

Feb 11th, 2016 | By

“They hit me with a blunt object, and I fell down bleeding,” Hassan said. “Then they stepped on my stomach, and while I was struggling, another hit me on my head [with the blunt object]. I was not able to know what happened after that point. I just woke up to find my mother screaming for help.”

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Bennetta Betbadal, Christian Victim Of San Bernardino Muslim Killers

Dec 7th, 2015 | By

Bennetta believed she could live peacefully in America without fear of Islamic persecution and terror, but Muslim terrorists now strike at will everywhere in the world, including the United States. In the once pleasant community of San Bernardino, Islamic terror found her and took her life.

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Nepal New Constitution Bans Christian Activities, Christians Warn

Aug 27th, 2015 | By

Nepali Christians say proposed amendments to the country’s new constitution, expected to come into effect this August after seven years of parliamentary discussions, could render all Christian activity illegal. “Christians are deeply concerned that the draft, though it affirms the right to profess and practise one’s own religion, criminalizes evangelism and conversion,” added Voice Of the Martyrs Canada (VOMC), an advocacy group following the situation.

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Syria Bishop Fears For Lives Of Kidnapped Christians, Condemns Monastery Destruction

Aug 24th, 2015 | By

One of Syria’s most respected church leaders has condemned the destruction of an ancient Catholic monastery by the Islamic State (IS) group and expressed concern that hundreds of kidnapped people, many of them Christians, may have been killed and Chaldean Bishop of Aleppo Antoine Audo spoke hours after news emerged that IS had destroyed the monastery in the Syrian town of Qaryatain dating back to the 5th century after Christ, and is located in central Homs province.

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