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Crucified Again: Christians being martyred every five minutes around the world

By Bruce S. Thornton
Few people realize that we are today living through the largest persecution of Christians in history, worse even than the famous attacks under ancient Roman emperors like Diocletian and Nero.

Estimates of the numbers of Christians under assault range from 100 million to 200 million. According to one estimate, a Christian is martyred every five minutes. And most …

Dispatch from Cairo: The disturbing rise of anti-Christian violence

by Jacob Lippincott 

CAIRO, EGYPT — This country is nothing if not deeply polarized. And despite the rhetoric on both sides, neither the loyalists, who still support ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, nor those who back the military intervention have a clear mandate to move forward.

One thing is for sure though: While those turning out to support Morsi are almost exclusively …

Christians flee villages in Egypt’s North Sinai after terrifying murders

Christians in two villages in North Sinai, Egypt have fled for their lives after a priest was gunned down and a Christian businessman was abducted and killed, his decapitated body dumped onto a street.

On Thursday, July 11, the body of Christian businessman Magdy Lamei was found in the town of Sheikh Zuwayed. Suspected members of an unidentified Islamic extremist militant …

Sudan tracking down converts from Islam in purge of Christianity

A Sudanese Christian has fled the country after authorities in Khartoum threatened to kill him for refusing to divulge names of converts from Islam, sources said.

The Christian, a native of Sudan’s Juba Mountains area, left the country last month after officials from the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) forced him to report to their offices nearly every day since …

Wave of kidnappings plagues Egyptian Christians

Hundreds of Egyptian Christians have been caught up in a wave of kidnappings since the fall of the Mubarak government in 2011.

Precise figures are elusive, partly because of the general breakdown of law enforcement across Egypt since the 2011 revolution, and partly because some kidnappings are never reported.

Mob of hundreds of Muslims attack Christians in Bangladesh


International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that a group of radical Islamists have targeted and attacked Christians in Bangladesh. Two incidents in the last week left priests and seminary students among those severely beaten. In both incidents the attackers have operated with impunity.

On June 5, 2013, Muslim extremists went to the Tumilia mission, a Catholic compound, and physically harmed Fr. Abel …

New book documents persecution of Christians worldwide


Review by World Watch Monitor 

This is a book designed to show that “Christians are the single most widely persecuted religious group in the world today”

With that aim, three authors well known in the field of religious advocacy give the reader the ultimate global briefing on the causes, patterns and trends in the persecution of Christians.

Young Christians trafficked into forced labor and sex slavery in Bangladesh

By Corey Bailey                                               

More than 140 children have been rescued from Islamic training centers (madrassas) in Bangladesh in the last nine months, with a majority of the children targeted because of their Christian faith. The females, accounting for nearly half of those rescued, report that they were used for forced labor and sex slavery.

Why is Turkey building a tent city for thousands of Syrian Christians?

By Nuri Kino                                                         

Hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing the violence in Syria live in camps just inside Turkey. So, the April 10 news item from Reuters, announcing the creation of two more camps in Turkish town of Midyat, just beyond Syria’s northeastern border, didn’t seem like much.

But something caught my eye: A camp specifically for Syrian Christians? This was new. …

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