MARRAKESH, Morocco (RNS) Participants unveiled the Marrakesh Declaration, an updated bill of rights for religious minorities, inspired by the the Prophet Muhammad’s Charter of Medina.
Articles tagged “persecution”
(RNS) Standing for the persecuted is not just a moral imperative; it is a practical necessity for any country seeking to enhance stability and protect its security and that of its citizens.
ROME (RNS) Berhane spoke recently at a Rome conference on Christian persecution in the hopes others might learn of the grievous human rights violations in her native land.
LAHORE, Pakistan (RNS) The station’s equipment was lost in the fire, but the owner says he has borrowed equipment to continue broadcasting concerts, prayers and church services during the busy Christmas season.
SEOUL (Reuters) Hyeon Soo Lim, the head pastor at a Toronto church that is one of Canada’s largest, has been held by North Korea since February.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis on Friday said the international community has not done enough to find a solution to the Syrian conflict, and said the country’s Christians had been united by “the blood of the martyrs” lost in war.
NEW YORK (RNS) “We are in grave danger; we may disappear soon,” Archbishop Jean-Clement Jeanbart said in trying to keep one of the world’s original Christian communities from vanishing.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “Be they Catholic, Orthodox, Copts, Lutherans, it doesn’t matter: They’re Christian! The blood is the same: It is the blood which confesses Christ,” Francis said.
(RNS) James Foley’s murder by terrorists of the Islamic State has prompted many Christians, especially Foley’s fellow Catholics, to argue that he should be considered a martyr, maybe even a saint.