Pakistan: Young Believers Killed

“Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.” (Mark 10:14b–15, NKJV). Sometimes children are able to see truth in unencumbered,…

Israeli aid to Iraq helps Christians persecuted by Islamic State

“What we’re trying to achieve is a partnership between religious actors…to provide as much aid as possible to hundreds of thousands of new refugees who are fleeing IS,” says IsraAID director. IsraAID, an Israeli Non Governmental Organization (NGO), joined the international movement to help persecuted Christians in the Middle East, by providing aid to thousands…

Iraqi Christian Church Warns of IS Persecution

By John Newton and Marcela Szymanski https://www.theparliamentmagazine.eu With all the focus on the rise of the Islamic State (IS) and related turmoil in the region, one important and tragic story has been left out of the popular narrative: the plight of the Middle East’s ancient Christian communities. These once vibrant communities, numbering in the hundreds…

ISIS declares Christians No. 1 enemy

In an updated version of its propaganda booklet, “Dabiq,” ISIS clearly identifies its No. 1 enemy – Christianity. The cover photo shows a black ISIS flag flying over the Vatican. The booklet describes the terrorist army’s desires to conquer Rome and “break the cross,” according to Arutz Sheva, an independent Israeli news network. According to…

Nigeria: You Can’t Kill My Soul

John Yakubu had nothing. When he and his family were forced to flee Attagara, a village in northeastern Nigeria, after a Boko Haram attack, they were just barely surviving in a refugee camp. Boko Haram terrorists have viciously killed thousands, destroyed villages, burned homes, businesses and churches, and kidnapped hundreds of women, including more than…

Iraq’s Christian Survivors Fear Returning Home

Iraq’s Christian survivors fear returning home. ByJillian Kay Melchior Ainkawa, Iraq — “I cannot sleep because of the sound of bombs in my head,” says Evan Faraj-Tobea, an Iraqi who until recently worked as an English teacher in Qaraqosh, widely considered Iraq’s most Christian city. Evan and his wife of one year fled the city…