The confinement in our homes is forcing millions to stop abruptly, cancel all our plans, and take time to look in the mirror.
Digital persecution is on the rise, the WWL 2020 shows. Asia Bibi’s release was one of the the good news.
Pro-life leaders denounced that the president intends to covertly approve a pro-abortion statute. Fabricio Alvarado, leader of the Costa Rican opposition party, participated in the march.
Turkey attacks Kurdish territories after the withdrawal of US forces. The move could lead to “one more tragedy to the Christian presence in Syria”.
The number of people fleeing war, persecution and conflict exceeded 70 million globally last year. Churches worldwide will celebrate World Refugee Sunday on June 23.
One of the most overlooked items in the Istanbul Archaeological Museum is the 8th century BCE marble Lamassu statue discovered in Assur, Iraq in 1845.
The response to date, and what still needs to be done.
Eighty journalists were killed this year. “The hatred of journalists is voiced, and sometimes very openly proclaimed, by unscrupulous politicians” and “amplified by social networks”, a RSF report says.
A relief in the Istanbul Archaeology Museum captures Sennacherib’s pride and character.
Representatives of the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria explained in Brussels their social model for a post-war Syria. The initiative for the cooperation was taken by the Christians, in collaboration with Muslims and other groups.
The sensationalist zeal of some writers and self-proclaimed experts in eschatology is as big as their incapacity to get it right.
The ruins are located in Manbij, one of Syria’s most ancient towns. Among the artifacts found, there were several versions of crosses etched into columns and walls, which indicate this was a significant site for Christians.
The president got 75% of the votes, his biggest electoral victory. The future of religious freedom for the evangelical minorities is very much dependent on the course of East-West relations.
For the first time,Transparency International has also examined the relationship between corruption levels and the degree of freedom enjoyed by media and civil society groups.
More than 140 delegates of about 50 organisations met in the Netherlands. Training and resources were offered in specific workshops.
More than 300 participated in the first conference on Christian persecution held in Budapest.
A video by Open Doors UK & Ireland explains to children what it means to be a refugee.
“Compassion and security are not mutually exclusive”, Tim Breene, CEO of World Relief said. Meanwhile, Franklin Graham and other evangelical leaders support Trump.
Globally, some 65 million people have been displaced this year, roughly equivalent to Britain’s whole population.
Qaraqosh, the so-called “Christian capital”, is among the cities recovered. Christian refugees held a vigil to celebrate it. Experts believe the advance to Mosul will be long and difficult.
“We must start by making peace where we are”, Harutiun Selimian, president of the Evangelical Armenian community in Syria told French newspaper La Croix.
Three in ten victims are civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. 15,000 children have lost their lives since 2011.
The number of child refugees doubles in 10 years. 7 in 10 children seeking refuge in Europe come from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq.
After fleeing Syria for religious reasons, and survive a shipwreck, swimmer Yusra Mardini is part of the Refugee Olympic Team.
“Factors that increase the risk for refugees in Europe are denial of asylum, criminal activity inside the camps, unsafe living situation, minority status and isolation”, the European Freedom Network explained in a webinar.
A report launched by the EU Intergroup on Freedom of Religion or Belief analyses the restrictions in 53 countries. “Human rights should not be a hobby, they should be a core task for a diplomat.”