Nigeria

Major U.S. and British Government-sponsored Summits Defend Global Religious Freedom

Two recently held major international conferences brought together thousands of religious freedom advocates and government officials to cooperate in taking concrete action to end religious persecution.  

After a Slaughter in Nigeria, a Dust Up over Terms
After a Slaughter in Nigeria, a Dust Up over Terms

The mass murder of praying congregants in a Nigerian church was horrific enough. But even worse was the daft conclusion of Irish President Michael Higgins that it was another grim consequence of climate change.

Fulani Pastor Martyred on Good Friday Near Jos, Nigeria
Fulani Pastor Martyred on Good Friday Near Jos, Nigeria

On Easter weekend Christians the world over prayed; some went to church. In Nigeria’s Plateau State, a Fulani pastor was martyred.

Nigeria’s Christians Face Increasing Violence Day after Day
Nigeria’s Christians Face Increasing Violence Day after Day

In Nigeria—Africa’s most populous country—violence and bloodshed continue to surge, week after week, month after month. Tragically, our Christian brothers and sisters are the primary targets of Islamist terrorism—murders, rapes, kidnapping, and never-ending threats of more.

A Shocking Reversal: The US Officially Turns a Blind Eye to Nigeria’s Endangered Christians - Country of Particular Concern - Religious Freedom
A Shocking Reversal: The US Officially Turns a Blind Eye to Nigeria’s Endangered Christians

The US has inexplicably removed Nigeria from its State Department list of Countries of Particular Concern (CPC). To some, that may sound like innocuous paperwork or an ambassadorial feel-good gesture. But, in fact, this de-listing of Nigeria’s CPC designation is an outrageous betrayal of an already brutalized Christian community.

World Ignores Crisis in Nigeria
World Ignores Crisis in Nigeria

Around 350,000 people have been killed due to violence in northern Nigeria as of the end of 2020, according to new UN estimates. Many of those killed were Christians.

From Nigeria to Ethiopia, Christians Face an Uncertain Future Amid Ongoing Genocides
From Nigeria to Ethiopia, Christians Face an Uncertain Future Amid Ongoing Genocides

Christians in Nigeria and Ethiopia face nothing short of genocide. Religious and ethnic carnage have become an all-too-familiar reality in both countries, with no end in sight.

Why Nigeria Matters
Why Nigeria Matters

Human rights advocates, when looking at Nigeria’s north and central regions, fear an accelerating disintegration of Nigeria’s society and institutions. We all should be concerned that, if current trends are not arrested, Nigeria may implode, with global economic ramifications. A new wave of Nigerian displacement and emigration would rival those associated with Libya, Syria, and Iraq.

Secular Myopia Warps the West’s View of Nigeria
Secular Myopia Warps the West’s View of Nigeria

Failure to recognize the religious dimensions in the present conflicts of Nigeria’s Middle Belt divorces us from the complex realities of concrete human life.