Murder of Syrian Politician Highlights Risk for Minorities

When Hevrin Khalaf, a young Syrian politician and advocate on behalf of women and religious and ethnic minorities in Kurdistan, was murdered by a Turkish-backed fringe group on Saturday amid Turkey’s new offensive in Syria, her death sparked outcry from around the world.

Nigerian Bishop Outlines Violence Against Christians

Violence in Nigeria, long a staple in the northern part of the country, is increasing in the Christian-majority south, according to Auxiliary Bishop Ernest Obodo of the Diocese of Enugu, which is located in the southeastern region of Nigeria.

Despite New Law, Some Churches in Egypt Forced to Close

More than 1,100 Christian churches in Egypt that had been built without approval before have been made legal during the past three years, but at least 22 churches have been shut down because of security reasons.

Christians of Mosul, Iraq, Still Displaced

The self-declared caliphate of the Islamic State (ISIS), whose territory once spanned parts of Iraq and Syria, has been extinguished, but the group’s influence is very much alive. In Mosul, Iraq, a city that’s about 250 miles north of Baghdad, two years after the defeat of ISIS, it is still impossible for Christians to return to their homes because it remains unsafe for them.

Astronauts Had ‘Space’ for God

I didn’t realize there was a moon-landing Bible verse until my pastor mentioned it a few weeks ago. It seems that while returning from the historic first landing on the moon 50 years ago, astronaut Buzz Aldrin took part in a TV broadcast the night before splashing down.

Christians Are Not a New Target in Pakistan

The terrorist attack that killed more than 70 people in a Lahore park on Easter was not the first time that Christians in the Islamic country have been targeted, and observers say that, as things stand, it will not be the last time.

Martyrdom No Longer A Thing of the Past

When I was a school kid, we were told that we probably would not have to give up our lives because we were Christians. At the time, it seemed like the age of martyrdom had passed. How times have changed! Today, anyone who professes a belief in Jesus as Lord will likely be discriminated against, and in some cases, may have their lives in danger.