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Islamic Caliphate; why should I care? (UPDATED)

On August 29 I wrote: A few days ago the globally recognized terrorist group, Boko Haram, declared an Islamic Caliphate in one Nigerian city. Three questions: How did…

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Christians, religious minorities flee violent persecution in Iraq

By Joyce Coronel, The Catholic Sun As the heartrending images of Christians and Yezidis fleeing for their lives continue to pour in from Iraq, the Vatican called on…

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Why are we turning a blind eye to Christian genocide?

By Clare George-Hilley The news that President Obama has finally confirmed the use of airstrikes in Iraq to protect Christians from ISIS Islamic militants is too little, far…

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Why Christians must pray for the Middle East now more than ever

By Paul De Vries The recent bloodshed and chaos of the Middle East is so indescribably disturbing! So much hatred, anger and misunderstanding thrive in the Middle East…

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U.S. congressman: Christian community in Iraq facing ‘genocide’

A United States Congressman has called the expulsion and continued persecution of Christians in Iraq “genocide.” Speaking on the floor of the House of Representatives Tuesday, Rep. Frank…

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Iraqi Christians fleeing Mosul persecuted by ISIS; Muslims rally alongside protesting Christians in Baghdad

By Alroy Menezes The plight of Christians and other minority groups in northern Iraq has taken a turn for the worse, according to reports, as thousands fleeing regions…

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Christians face abuse around the globe

By Robert P. George (CNN) — The recent ordeal of Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, a Sudanese mother and wife of an American citizen — coupled with Iran’s continued…

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Persecution crisis: Christians in the West need to intervene now

By David Curry In less than two weeks Iraq went from a semi-functioning democracy to a land divided into regional factions ruled in many areas by the extremist…

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Iraqi Christians call for your prayers

Iraqi Christians have requested urgent prayer as the situation in Mosul and surrounding areas deteriorates. Islamist militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS), as al-Qaeda…

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Panel looks at Christianity’s rapid growth in China despite persecution

By Michael Gryboski WASHINGTON – Even as the Communist Chinese government recently cracked down on Christian communities, Christianity continues to grow rapidly in the People’s Republic. This was…

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