Religious Persecution

Vibrant Religion Remains in China: Review of Johnson’s The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao
Vibrant Religion Remains in China: Review of Johnson’s The Souls of China

Ian Johnson’s The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao provides a picture of the vibrant and varied religious faith in China, demonstrating that even after Mao Zedong’s campaign against religion and the devastation of the Cultural Revolution, religion has not only reemerged in some parts of China but is thriving.

Religious Minorities Face Uncertain Fate in Syria and Iraq
Religious Minorities Face Uncertain Fate in Syria and Iraq

While the Daesh genocide perpetrated against Christians, Yazidis, and other religious minorities is an extreme example of religious persecution, it sheds light on the perils religious minorities have been encountering more generally in the Middle East.

The Ever Growing Refugee Crisis
The Ever Growing Refugee Crisis

Despite the fact that Syria and Iraq have been struggling with humanitarian crises, the reality of Christian minorities in both countries may be worlds apart.

Will Christianity Survive in the Middle East? A Christian Perspective
Will Christianity Survive in the Middle East? A Christian Perspective

It is imperative that we understand that a Middle East devoid of Christians and other religious minorities would be a tragedy—a tragedy not only for Christians and others who have lived in the Middle East for centuries, but a tragedy for an outward-looking and tolerant Islam.

Travels to Queregosh: Christians Return to the Nineveh Plains after Islamic State Leaves

Islamic State drove them out of their villages and abused them for their faith in Jesus, but some Christians are returning to places like Queregosh and replacing the crosses ISIS destroyed.

Will the Ambush of a Church Retreat Ambush Also Coptic Faith? Egypt Bus Attack
Will the Ambush of a Church Retreat Ambush Also Coptic Faith?

As word spread that 28 Coptic Christians were killed by terrorists, ambushed on their way to a church retreat in Upper Egypt, it was a little while before the realization hit: I was on a church retreat in the Delta.

Hudson Institute Providence Event Syria Crisis American Interests Moral Considerations
The Syrian Crisis: American Interests and Moral Considerations

Today the Hudson Institute and Providence co-hosted a panel discussion focused on the ongoing crisis in Syria and how America’s interests and moral considerations interact.

How the Trump Administration Can Support Christians in the Middle East
How the Trump Administration Can Support Christians in the Middle East

Amidst global convulsions, one affected group remains relatively powerless and largely ignored: Middle Eastern Christians.

Book Review Mindy Belz They Say We Are Infidels A People of No Strategic Importance: Middle East Christians & the Disregard of the Foreign Policy Elite
A People of No Strategic Importance

No one who reads They Say We Are Infidels by World Magazine editor Mindy Belz should ever doubt Christians are victims of ISIS genocide.