• More than 500 Ethiopians Christians have reportedly been murdered in door-to-door attacks since June

    A Christian aid organization, the Barnabas Fund, is reporting that since June more than 500 Ethiopian Christians have been murdered in door-to-door attacks in the Oromia regional state of Ethiopia. According to the group’s report, “extremists arrived in cars and, armed with guns,... Read more
  • Religious sisters missing after jihadist attack found safe and well

    Two religious sisters missing after jihadists attacked a port town in Mozambique have been found safe and well, a Catholic bishop said Sunday.  “It is with great joy that we inform you that the two sisters, Inés and Eliane, who work in the Mocímboa da Praia parish and have been... Read more
  • Iraqi prime minister tells Christians to come home, but is it safe?

     The Iraqi prime minister has encouraged Christians displaced by ISIS to come home—but are the conditions right for a safe return? Catholic leaders and aid agencies say without stability and economic support, one of the world’s oldest Christian communities could become “a museum... Read more
  • The Ignored Genocide of Christians in Nigeria

    The mass slaughter of Christians in Nigeria, which some international observers have classified as genocide, is reaching unprecedented levels. According to an August 4 report, at least 171 Christians were slaughtered by Muslim Fulani herdsmen in the space of roughly... Read more
  • Islamic militants kidnap hundreds in raid on Nigerian town

    Militants with the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) reportedly attacked the town of Kukawa in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday, abducting hundreds of people. Jihadists in nearly two dozen trucks attacked soldiers who were guarding Kukawa on Tuesday, overrunning the town and taking... Read more
  • Nigerian bishops: ‘The killings must stop’

    Nigerian bishops have appealed to the government to stop the killings in southern Kaduna state. An Aug. 8 statement signed by Archbishop Augustine Akubeze, conference president, said the bishops “continue to hear of increasing insecurity and unabated acts of terrorism in northern Nigeria.... Read more
  • A Dubious Conversion to Islam: Missing Coptic Woman Reappears and Remains “Servant of Christ”

    A Coptic Christian wife and mother who disappeared for nearly three months—supposedly because she had willingly converted to Islam and no longer wanted any connection to her “infidel” husband and three young daughters—has finally been returned to her family. Ranya... Read more
  • Appeals court vacates Boston Marathon bomber’s death sentence, orders new penalty trial

    A federal appeals court ruled on Friday to vacate the death sentence of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who along with his brother planted homemade bombs near the finish of the 2013 Boston Marathon, killing three spectators. The court also ruled to set aside three of his 30 convictions but said he will... Read more
  • Return or Go Extinct: 5 Things That Must Change Now for Iraq’s Christians

    ERBIL, Iraq — A new report from Aid to the Church in Need  (ACN) is sounding the final warning bells for the world that Iraq’s Christians are continuing to leave in greater numbers than they are returning to their homeland on the Nineveh Plains in the aftermath of ISIS’... Read more
  • ‘Beyond reprehensible’: Christian aid workers executed in Nigeria

    The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom released a statement on Tuesday condemning the execution of five aid workers kidnapped by an Islamic extremist group. The aid workers were kidnapped last month and their killing was publicly announced last week by members of... Read more