Reg. No. 1084047
Editorial supervisor, Dr. Helmy Guirguis
 
Christians in the Middle East Are the Focus of Vatican Gathering

Christians in the Middle East Are the Focus of Vatican Gathering

"We cannot resign ourselves to imagining a Middle East without Christians," Pope tells cardinals. Describing the notion of a Middle East devoid of Christians as unthinkable, Pope Francis led a discussion about how to respond to the crisis the...

Egypt's Religious Conversion Controversy

Egypt's Religious Conversion Controversy

Newspapers and news sites reported on clashes Sept. 15 between security forces and Coptic demonstrators in the town of Jabal al-Tair in Minya governorate. Afterward, demonstrators tried to attack a police station in protest of what they called...

200,000 activists tell Europe: stand up for persecuted Christians

200,000 activists tell Europe: stand up for persecuted Christians

More than 200,000 people have signed a petition asking European leaders to offer “real help” for persecuted Christians and other religious minorities around the world.

Church to appeal Asia Bibi death penalty

Church to appeal Asia Bibi death penalty

Catholic leaders in Pakistan will appeal to their country’s Supreme Court after a lower court upheld the death penalty for a blasphemy ruling against a Christian mother of five children.

Pakistani Court Upholds Death Sentence for Christian Mother Convicted of 'Blasphemy'

Pakistani Court Upholds Death Sentence for Christian Mother Convicted of 'Blasphemy'

Last week, a Pakistani high court upheld a death sentence for Asia Bibi, a Christian mother accused of blasphemy. Bibi, a mother of five and a Christian, was arrested in June of 2009 and sentenced to death in November 2010 under Pakistan's...

Islamic State Propaganda Magazine Threatens

Islamic State Propaganda Magazine Threatens "Roman Crusaders"

But there is nothing medieval about this ruthless enterprise, says historian Tom Holland. In a week when British police and soldiers were revealed to be on the target list of a Britain-based Islamic State cell, IS released a fourth video of...

Islamic State Sex Slave Market Staged In London By Kurdish Activists

Islamic State Sex Slave Market Staged In London By Kurdish Activists

A controversial stunt to shock Londoners into seeing the brutality of Islamic State (IS) brought the terrorist group's horrific actions vividly to life on the streets of London last night. A harrowing video shows Kurdish protesters bringing the...

The Islamic State and Islam

The Islamic State and Islam

What relationship does the Islamic State have to Islam? “Absolutely nothing” is the answer almost every Western politician gives.   For example, U.S. President Obama adamantly stated in a televised speech that the Islamic State “is not...

Islamic Burial Rituals Blamed For Spread Of Ebola

Islamic Burial Rituals Blamed For Spread Of Ebola

Islam isn't just at the heart of the terror threat posed by the Islamic State. The religion is also contributing to the other major crisis plaguing the globe: the spread of Ebola.

Silence About Islamic Persecution in the West

Silence About Islamic Persecution in the West

The harassment of Christians of Middle Eastern extraction in the West by immigrant Muslim extremists appears to be one of the unexplored angles in the unfolding Islamist story.

  • Christians in the Middle East Are the Focus of Vatican Gathering
  • Egypt's Religious Conversion Controversy
  • 200,000 activists tell Europe: stand up for persecuted Christians
  • Church to appeal Asia Bibi death penalty
  • Pakistani Court Upholds Death Sentence for Christian Mother Convicted of 'Blasphemy'
  • Islamic State Propaganda Magazine Threatens
  • Islamic State Sex Slave Market Staged In London By Kurdish Activists
  • The Islamic State and Islam
  • Islamic Burial Rituals Blamed For Spread Of Ebola
  • Silence About Islamic Persecution in the West

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U.S. International Religious Freedom Report for 2013 – Egypt

Respect for religious freedom remained poor during the year under both former President Mohamed Morsy’s administration and the current interim government. On July 3, Mohamed Morsy was removed and Adly Mansour was named interim president.

FCO Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report 2013

Foreign Secretary William Hague launched the 2013 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Report on Human Rights and Democracy. The report is a comprehensive assessment of the global human rights situation in 2013. It sets out what the Government is doing through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to promote human rights and democratic values around the world in three principal ways.

75 Percent of Persecution is Against Christians: Report

The 2013 Persecuted and Forgotten? Report provides in-depth analysis of the situation Christians face in 30 countries where believers, to one degree or another, are not fully free to practice their faith. In the past two years violence and intimidation targeting Christians have increased in a number of nations.