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Map reflects the 30 most recent Persecution Reports. Click HERE for the Map Legend.

 

 

“Every Friday is a Day of Death” for Christians in Cairo

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

International Monitors Confirm 234 School Girls Still Kidnapped

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Nigerian Leaders Call for Peace Following Boko Haram Easter Week Frenzy

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Ugandan Father Fatally Beats Daughter for Christian Conversion

Monday, April 21st, 2014

School Girls Continue to be Held by Radical Islamic Terrorists

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Appalling Escalation in Violence across Nigeria Leading Up to Easter Sunday Celebration

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Nigerian Church Condemns Easter Week Abuja Bus Bombing

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Fourth Catholic Clergyman Abducted by Armed Men in April

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Christian Family Murdered On A Dark Central African Night

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Islamic Terrorists Abduct and Enslave 100 Daughters

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Christian and Muslim Leaders in Nigeria Meet for “Friends Day Service”

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Allegations Surface that Boko-Haram Targeted Christians in Latest Abuja Bus Blasts

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Spiritual Leaders Call for Peace in Slipping CAR

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Christians Killed in Egypt Reflect Growing Hatred in Segments of Society

Monday, April 14th, 2014

When a Christian teacher confronted a Muslim student , the situation ended up with the teacher shot to death by a brother of the student. This is just the latest in many events that show the deepening of the rift between some segments of Egyptian society. Egypt’s Christians have repeatedly been targeted by Islamists who view them as largely to blame for their political and social loses since protests in the summer of 2013.

Global War on Christianity Is Violent And Real

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Was the killing of a Dutch priest in Homs, Syria just an isolated incident? The reality is that his death, while just one of nearly 150,000 in the past three years in Syria, is also just one of many such incidents that are driven because of ones identification as a Christian. From a Coptic girl in Egypt, to a Dutch priest in Syria, and many, many more, there is ample evidence, John L. Allen writes, to support the idea of a war on Christianity.

David Cameron: ‘We Should Stand Up against Persecution of Christians’

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Speaking at an Easter event, British Prime Minister David Cameron raised the issue of Christian persecution. “It is the case that Christians are now the most persecuted religion around the world. “We should stand up against persecution of Christians and other faith groups wherever and whenever we can,” he told the audience including representatives of the Coptic Orthodox Church.

Has Boko-Haram Adopted a Strategy of Kidnapping Clergy Vowed to Poverty?

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Waves Of Violence Against Minorities In Egypt Will Increase

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

During the past nine months Christians have experienced one of the worst periods of violence in Egyptian history. The attacks on churches, homes, property, and individuals have occurred on a nearly daily basis. The increasing level of conflict seems to be cut across political and religious lines as Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is taking out their loses on what they perceive as a rival religious group, the country’s Christians

Poisoned for His Faith, the Life and Near Death of a Converted Sheik

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

20 Dead As Boko-Haram Continues Campaign of Terror

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Christian and Muslim Communities Work Together to Fight Terrorism in Kenya

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Islamist Mob Kills Coptic Christian Woman In Cairo

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

In one of the most recent outbreaks of violence against Christians, a 24-year-old Coptic girl was brutally killed when she was pulled from her car by protestors who were fighting with security forces. Based on first-hand accounts, Mary Sameh George was killed because of the cross hanging on her car. Christians have increasingly been the victims of violent attacks across Egypt over the past year.

Human Rights Commissioner Confirms Unprovoked Massacre

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Three Catholic Clergy Kidnapped by Islamic Terrorists in Cameroon

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Study Shows More Religious Violence in Less Religiously Diverse Countries

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

A recent study has show that there are more incidents of religiously motivated violence in countries that lack religious diversity. Both Somalia and Afghanistan are among the least religiously diverse countries in the world and top the list for countries with the most religiously motivated incidents of violence. Across the Muslim world, Christians living in Muslim majority countries face daily persecution. Take a moment to pray for them today. 

Killed Because of the Cross: The Death of an Egyptian Christian

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Mary Sameh George, a 24 year old Coptic Christian woman, was brutally killed on Friday, March 28 by protestors in Ain Shams, Cairo. Based on an eye-witness account given to International Christian Concern , Mary was pulled out of her car, brutally beaten, stabbed, and then shot to death.

Boko-Haram Foribly Recruiting Nigerian Youths

Friday, April 4th, 2014

An Egyptian Jew’s Message To Threatened Middle East Christians

Friday, April 4th, 2014

One of just 14 Jews remaining in Egypt, Magda Haroun had a message for Coptic Pope Tawadros, and the leaders of Middle Eastern churches facing persecution. “Don’t let your people leave. Do all that you can so that you do not become as we are,” she told the leader of the largest Christian minority in the Middle East. The intense violence is driving many to leave, but there are many working to help the church continue on.

Overcrowding Forces New Camps for Nigeria’s Internally Displaced

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Innonence Meets its End in the CAR

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
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