Tag: jihadists

Easter devotion and call to pray for Mozambique in face of jihadist threat — Elizabeth Kendal

By Elizabeth Kendal — Originally published in Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin. EASTER DEVOTION: Justice and salvation will reach ends of the earth ‘Behold,’ declares the LORD, idols are useless; they cannot speak or guide you in the right direction. Likewise idolaters, have no answers: “Behold, they are all a delusion […]

Macron takes stand on ‘proliferation of terrorism’ in Africa

Originally published in CBN News French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting several African leaders in his country this week with the goal of boosting the fight against Islamic extremism on the continent. Macron said ISIS terrorists in Africa are the “priority enemy because it’s the most dangerous” threat. Presidents of […]

Violence against Christians rising in southern Mali

Originally published in Vatican Radio “Christian communities in Mali are increasingly becoming targets of extremists and Jihadists,” says Fr Edmond Dembelé, Secretary General of the Bishops’ Conference of Mali. This is according to the Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano. According to the Malian Secretary-General, in Mopti Diocese, in the central-north of […]

Genocide then and now — commemorating the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide

[notice]By Elizabeth Kendal, an international religious liberty analyst and advocate. She is Adjunctnct Research Fellow in the Centre for the Study of Islam and Other Faiths at the Melbourne School of Theology. She is Director of Advocacy for Christian Faith and Freedom based in Canberra, Australia. [/notice] On the night of 24 April 1915 the […]

Pakistani Christians commemorate victims of terror attack, say Jihadists will never ‘push back’ their faith

Hundreds of Pakistani Christians on Tuesday held prayer services to commemorate the victims of two Taliban suicide bombs in the city of Lahore, refusing to let terrorism silence their faith. On March 16, suicide bombers affiliated with the Pakistani Taliban launched attacks against two churches conducting Sunday morning services in […]

72 Assyrian Christian families captured, 50 besieged by IS after Syria attack

Originally published in World Watch Monitor Sources from Syria’s embattled Hassaka province confirmed at midnight on Tuesday, February 24, that at least 72 Assyrian Christian families – thought to be around 200 people – from three villages have been captured by the self-proclaimed Islamic State. Reportedly taken to the Arab Sunni […]