• Yazidi women raped by ISIS forced to abandon children or face rejection from community

    [caption id="attachment_113059" align="aligncenter" width="768"]  (AP Photo/Seivan M.Salim)[/caption] Hundreds of Yazidi women raped by members of the Islamic State are being forced to choose between abandoning the young children born to them during captivity or facing expulsion from their own... Read more
  • Brother of Pakistani martyr wants global day for ‘basic human rights’

    Few people outside Pakistan probably remember where they were or what they were doing on March 2, 2011. Yet for religious minorities in that pivotal Islamic nation, it was a historically sad day: Shahbaz Bhatti, a Catholic layman and first Federal Minister for Minority Affairs, was murdered when... Read more
  • Cardinal Ranjith Calls for Accountability for Easter Bombings’ Victims

    Sri Lankan Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo is calling on his country’s government leaders to face up to their responsibility for allowing the deadly Easter Sunday terrorist attacks to take place and for those who were negligent of the threats to be held accountable. In June 24... Read more
  • Another attack on a Catholic church: 4 faithful killed during Sunday mass

    Four people were killed in an attack on a Catholic church in northern Burkina Faso, perpetrated on Sunday 26 May, in Toulfé, a village about twenty kilometers from Titao, the capital of the northern province of Loroum. "The Christian community of Toulfe was the target of a terrorist attack... Read more
  • The martyrs of Burkina Faso: Know their names

    On Sunday May 12th, between 20 and 30 gunmen entered a Catholic church during Mass in Dablo, Burkina Faso, and started shooting the congregation. Six people, including Father Simeon Yampa, were killed. The attackers then set fire to the church with some worshipers still inside. Probably 95... Read more
  • Four killed in ambush on Catholic parade in Burkina Faso

    Four people were killed and a statue of the Virgin Mary was destroyed in an attack on parishioners during a religious procession in Burkina Faso, church officials told CNN on Wednesday. Unidentified armed men, who on Monday stopped a group of worshipers during a Catholic parade in... Read more
  • Leah Sharibu Inspires Nigeria’s Christians, Faces Execution by Boko Haram

    Christians in Nigeria are desperately praying for 15-year-old Leah Sharibu as the one-month deadline to save the only Dapchi schoolgirl left in Boko Haram captivity draws to an end this week. The terrorist group’s ISIS-affiliated faction threatened last month to kill the teenager, who was... Read more
  • Another Sunday Church Attack in Burkina Faso Kills Six

    For the second time since Easter, a church in Burkina Faso has suffered a terrorism attack during Sunday services. This time, the target was a Catholic church in Dablo, where the priest and five worshipers were killed. This prompted a series of déjà vu headlinesamong global media outlets as... Read more
  • Western Christians should learn from the Sri Lanka martyrs

    “He who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me,” but “he who loses his life for my sake will find it” (Matthew 10:38-9). By that stark measure of discipleship, Sri Lanka’s slaughtered Christians have amply proved themselves. On Sunday, they filled their churches... Read more
  • A Gathering: To Shine the Light

    As I entered Chabad House on that Tuesday evening following the shooting in Poway, California, I was greeted by an armed police officer. It was a reminder to me exactly why I was there and my heart was heavy with sadness. Could a light ever shine out of this tragedy, I wondered. Once inside... Read more