Posts Tagged ‘Christians’

Christians suffering mass martyrdom, says Archbishop of Canterbury

Friday, September 27th, 2013

The Archbishop of Canterbury said Christians across parts of the Muslim world are being deliberately attacked because of their faith. The Most Rev Justin Welby said that there had been more than 80 Christian “martyrs” in the last few days alone. He was speaking about the bombing of All Saints Anglican church in Peshawar, Pakistan, Read more

Hospital chaplains too Christian for Nones?

Friday, September 6th, 2013

She sat beside the bed, tears brimming. ‘Mum’s dying.’ ‘Yes.’ We sat in silence for a bit. ‘I’ve lost my faith.’ ‘Uh huh.’ ‘When my friend died.’ ‘Mm.’ We held hands and Mum’s too, wondering in our own ways, about God and faith and people dying and what the universe meant, if anything. As we Read more

Aid group to airlift persecuted Christians out of Sudan

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

An international relief agency plans to airlift some 3,400 Christians out of Sudan, where they face increasing persecution from the Islamist government. Reports said many Christian women and children in Northern Sudan are separated from their families and endure increased persecution from an increasing Mulslim population. The Barnabas Fund, an international aid agency, said it Read more

Claims say Christians lose out to atheists for top jobs

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Some Christians in the United Kingdom are claiming that their religious beliefs are preventing them from getting the top jobs because they are seen as “potential trouble.” A report in the Daily Mail based on the breakdown of employment and religious belief produced by the Office for National Statistics from the 2011 census, said Christians Read more

Christians in Egypt help oust President Morsi

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Unpunished attacks on Coptic Orthodox and Catholics led many Christians in Egypt to join the demonstrations that led to President Mohammed Morsi being ousted by the armed forces. “Most of the Christians do not want the president,” said Father Rafic Greiche, the spokesman for the Greek Melkite Catholic Church in Egypt. “We have to be Read more

Pope faults those who masquerade as Christians

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Pope Francis has criticised people who masquerade as Christians, either rejecting the challenge of the Gospel or rejecting the joy and freedom the Holy Spirit gives. “In the history of the Church there have been two classes of Christians: Christians of words — those who say, ‘Lord, Lord, Lord’ — and Christians of action, in Read more

Pope urges Catholics to be united

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Catholics cannot hope to achieve unity with other Christians if they cannot be united themselves, Pope Francis has told a general audience. “How can we have Christian unity if we are unable to find unity among us Catholics? To have unity in our families? How many families are fighting? Seek unity,” he urged. Speaking to Read more

Christians in Gaza may have to close their schools

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Christians in Gaza face a new threat as the Hamas government has decided to ban coeducational schools. This means the five Christian schools on the strip, two Catholic and three Protestant, may have to close — even though they serve a largely Muslim population. National Catholic Reporter correspondent John Allen points out that the distorting Read more

Syriac patriarch blames West for mess in Syria

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

The patriarch of Syria’s Catholics has said Western nations are responsible for the carnage in Syria, where the morale of Christians is “very, very low”. Syriac Patriarch Ignatius Joseph III Younan said the present situation in Syria is the result of Western nations carrying out a geopolitical strategy “to split Syria and other countries” in Read more

Crucified again: the persecuted Christians of the world

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Raymond Ibrahim’s fundamental new book Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians, has been widely reported, covered and praised and does not require an introduction, but it prompts a reflection. The problem of Christian discrimination and persecution by Muslims is in fact two problems. Like unpunished crimes’ victims who suffer twice, for the crime and for Read more