Posts Tagged ‘ Persecuted Christians ’

Thousands Gather to Call for A Caliphate in UK

Dec 16th, 2016 | By

In the street outside the empty embassy in Belgrave Square, London, protesters and Islamic leaders filled the street chanting loudly and calling for American to be punished for Aleppo. The protests started as an alternative to an official demonstration outside Downing Street that called for an end to the bloodshed in Syria. The protest blocked

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Hungary’s Parliament Condemns Persecution Of Christians

Dec 15th, 2016 | By

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)– Hungary’s parliament has passed a government-initiated decree condemning the persecution of Christian around the world as well as other religious minorities. The vote came after the government began opening an office supporting persecuted Christians following talks with Pope Francis. In the decree, Hungary’s parliament expresses “solidarity” with especially persecuted Christians in Africa

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Religious Persecution is Focus of New US Law

Dec 14th, 2016 | By

A bill has been sent to President Obama’s desk that addresses the increasing persecution of Christians and other religious minorities around the world. The Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act will give the United States government and the State Department new tools, resources and training to help counter extremism and violations of religious freedom

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Turkey Sends US Pastor To Prison On “Terrorism” Charges

Dec 14th, 2016 | By

ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)– The wife of an American pastor who has been detained for more than two months in Turkey has asked for prayers after her husband was reportedly sent to prison on terrorism related charges. Trial observers said a Turkish judge sent Andrew Brunson to prison in the city of Izmir on Friday, 64

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Many Iraqi Christians Unable to Return Home for Christmas

Dec 12th, 2016 | By

Many Christian residents of towns surrounding Mosul that have been liberated from Islamic State’s control have started returning home only to find their homes booby-trapped, in ruins or uninhabitable. In August of 2014, the Islamic State drove many religious minorities, including Christians and Yazidis from their homes in order to establish their caliphate. Since then,

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Live Nativity on Capitol Hill

Dec 8th, 2016 | By

Religious Freedom Coalition Chairman, William Murray, took part in the annual Live Nativity on Capitol Hill put on by Faith and Action, a Christian outreach to top-level government officials located in Washington, DC. The Live Nativity displays the true meaning of Christmas for all in DC to see. Two live camels, a donkey, sheep and

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Relief for Christian town liberated from ISIS

Dec 6th, 2016 | By

Qaraqosh, a historic Christian Assyrian town was captured the Islamic State. Churches were used “as prisons for torture” and any Christians left in the town were forced to convert to Islam. In October, 2016 the town was liberated and Christmas for Refugees will celebrate this Christmas in Qaraqosh.

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Persecuted Christian Leaders Denied Access into UK

Dec 6th, 2016 | By

Three Christian leaders from Iraq and Syria were denied entrance into the UK last week, despite the fact that they had a formal invitation to meet Prince Charles. The three men planned a trip to London for a consecration ceremony of Britain’s first Syriac Orthodox Cathedral. The men were Archbishops Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf from Mosul,

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Chairman’s Report For December 2, 2016

Dec 2nd, 2016 | By

In this issue of the newsletter: Christmas Program may expand to liberated areas in Iraq / Will Donald Trump stop Obama’s arms flow to Islamic fighters? /New bill by congresswoman to stop arming Sunni Muslim fighters in Syria / Bills in Congress to help Christian refugees will be refiled in 115th Congress

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Burnt Church in Qaraqosh is Symbol of Hope for Iraqi Christians

Nov 22nd, 2016 | By

On October 30, a handful of Christians, including members of the Nineveh Plain Protection Units, the local Christian militia, came together in a burnt out church in Qaraqosh to celebrate the first mass in the town in over two years. Iraqi forces retook the town from the Islamic State a few days earlier as part

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