Posts Tagged ‘Open Doors’

Half Iraqi, Syrian Christians have fled their homelands

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Iraqi and Syrian Christians have fled their homelands in huge numbers since 2011. About half of them have have left so far, says a report released by Christian advocacy groups Open Doors, Served, and Middle East Concern. Read more

Church doors will stay open despite theft and vandalism

Friday, August 19th, 2016

A Taranaki priest says the church doors  will stay open despite a recent theft which fleeced a parish of more than $2,000 in electronics equipment. Father Craig Butler said while crime which targeted churches was rare, the impact was widely felt among parishioners. In June, a thief made off with five microphones and other electronic Read more

One in ten Christians face persecution, discrimination

Friday, July 31st, 2015

One in ten of the 2.2 billion Christians in the world face some degree of restriction, discrimination or outright persecution. British peer David Alton said this amounts to 200 million people in 60 countries. Persecution ranged from murder, rape and torture to repressive laws, discrimination and social exclusion, he said in a Guardian article. One Read more

Arab Spring turns to Islamic Winter of Christian persecution

Friday, February 8th, 2013

The countries where Christians are worst off are those where the Arab Spring revolts took place, according to a survey by an American human rights organization. After mapping the religious freedom situation around the world, Open Doors said as many as eight out of 10 states that have adopted repressive measures against Christians are Islamic. Read more