Reg. No. 1084047
Editorial supervisor, Dr. Helmy Guirguis
 
Hundreds of Egyptian women and girls kidnapped, forced into Islam, claims report

Hundreds of Egyptian women and girls kidnapped, forced into Islam, claims report

Fifteen-year-old Amira Hafez Wahim slipped out of the Christian church in Luxor, Egypt, where she had attended services with her mother in February, promising to dash to a nearby store and return quickly.

Noted Convert in Egypt, Formerly Known as Hegazy, Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

Noted Convert in Egypt, Formerly Known as Hegazy, Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

Bishoy Armia Boulous convicted for photographing unrest. A judge in Egypt yesterday sentenced Bishoy Armia Boulous – formerly Mohammed Hegazy, the first Egyptian to try to legally change his religious identity on his official ID – to five years...

What to Expect From Egypt’s Sisi

What to Expect From Egypt’s Sisi

On June 7, former field marshal Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was inaugurated as Egypt’s new president, having been elected with no less than 97 percent of the vote. The result of what was called a “free but not fair” election is that Egypt has its fifth...

Mosul's Christians Say Goodbye

Mosul's Christians Say Goodbye

The jihadist takeover of northern Iraq is a disaster for Iraqis. But the destruction of an ancient Christian culture is a disaster for the world. ve been reading the headlines from northern Iraq over the past two weeks with an intensifying...

Pope Francis decries persecution of Christians

Pope Francis decries persecution of Christians

Pope Francis on Friday lamented continued persecution against Christians and other religious believers, encouraging scholars and governments to defend religious liberty.

Coptic Teacher Loses Appeal, Sentenced to Prison in Egypt for ‘Blasphemy’

Coptic Teacher Loses Appeal, Sentenced to Prison in Egypt for ‘Blasphemy’

Falsely accused woman likely to remain in permanent exile, advocates say. A Coptic woman has lost her appeal of what human rights activists call a false conviction for blaspheming Islam and has been sentenced to six months in an Egytian prison.

The Sunni-Shia divide: Where they live, what they believe and how they view each other

The Sunni-Shia divide: Where they live, what they believe and how they view each other

The ongoing and intensifying conflict in Iraq has fallen – at least in part – along sectarian lines, with the Sunni Muslim militant group ISIS (the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) advancing against the Shia Muslim-led Iraqi government and Shia...

Like Jews Before Them, Iraq's Christians May Face Extinction After Jihadist Invasion

Like Jews Before Them, Iraq's Christians May Face Extinction After Jihadist Invasion

For most Westerners, Iraq is a foreboding and dangerous place that is filled with extremists and daily violence. Yet as little as 75 years ago Iraq was a vibrant country that was home to many different ethnic and religious minorities, including...

Al Qaida militias seek quick cash from adbuctions of Christians in Sinai

Al Qaida militias seek quick cash from adbuctions of Christians in Sinai

CAIRO — Egypt faces what could be an insurgency abduction campaign in the Sinai Peninsula. Security sources said Al Qaida-aligned insurgency militias have been kidnapping Christians in central Sinai.

55 Members of Congress Call on Obama Administration to Do More to Ensure Religious Minorities are Protected

55 Members of Congress Call on Obama Administration to Do More to Ensure Religious Minorities are Protected

In a letter to the president spearheaded by Reps. Frank Wolf (R-VA) and Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA), co-chairs of the Religious Minorities in the Middle East Caucus, the bipartisan group of House Members urged the Obama...

  • Hundreds of Egyptian women and girls kidnapped, forced into Islam, claims report
  • Noted Convert in Egypt, Formerly Known as Hegazy, Sentenced to Five Years in Prison
  • What to Expect From Egypt’s Sisi
  • Mosul's Christians Say Goodbye
  • Pope Francis decries persecution of Christians
  • Coptic Teacher Loses Appeal, Sentenced to Prison in Egypt for ‘Blasphemy’
  • The Sunni-Shia divide: Where they live, what they believe and how they view each other
  • Like Jews Before Them, Iraq's Christians May Face Extinction After Jihadist Invasion
  • Al Qaida militias seek quick cash from adbuctions of Christians in Sinai
  • 55 Members of Congress Call on Obama Administration to Do More to Ensure Religious Minorities are Protected

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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.

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