Tag Archives: persecution

Killings in Nigeria

Extremist Muslim herdsmen have slaughtered close to 500 Christian farmers in central Nigeria in a series of ongoing attacks over the last month. The attackers are reportedly still hiding out in the villages, making it too dangerous for survivors to return and bury the dead. “We have corpses littered in the field like a war fought in the Roman Empire by Emperor Nero,” said Steven Enada, a development advocate campaigning against the killing, speaking to Morning Star News.’

Houses Passes Bill Declaring ISIS Atrocities Genocide

“The U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution declaring that systemic violence committed by ISIS against Christians, Yazidis, Kurds and other ethnic and religious minorities in Iraq and Syria constitutes genocide.” Read the rest at the Clarion Project.

May we continue to pray that the truth be proclaimed.

While America Waits

“At a recent news conference, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said “There are lawyers considering whether or not [the term ‘genocide’] can be properly applied in this scenario.” But, while the Obama administration “considers” the issue, the European Parliament recently adopted a resolution which, for the first time, called ISIS’ actions in Syria and Iraq a genocide.”

Read the rest at the Clarion Project.

Christianity in Mosul

The Christian patrimony of Mosul is stunning. Pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters in the middle east on Ash Wednesday.

“Christianity in Mosul dates to the time of the Apostles. Initially, the faith was centered on the side of the Tigris opposite present day Mosul, in the ruins of the famed Assyrian capital Nineveh….”
Read the rest and see some stunning photos. The Christian-Muslim Symbiosis of Mosul Now Coming to an End

Three Lessons from Modern Martyrs

“There is only one word capable of capturing what is happening to the Christians in the Middle East: martyrdom. The unarmed witness exposes the jihadist’s counter-testimony and reveals the virus that has destroyed whole countries, from Syria to Iraq: the quest for victory at any price through the annihilation of those who are different. Distracted and narcissistically self-absorbed for far too long, Europe now is powerless.”

Read the rest at MercatorNet .

One Way to Help the Persecuted

Pray the Rosary every day, for the persecuted.

As we discuss immigration we must not lose our humanity for refugees. Fear must not rob us of our virtue. Juliana Taimoorazy notes that winter is coming and that this year again IraqiChristianRelief.org will try to provide relief for over 100,000 Iraqi Christians forced from their homes for their faith in Christ. You can help them by contributing to

Iraqi Christian Relief Council
P.O. Box 3021
Glenview, IL 60025

This is one good way to help.