Tag: Christian persecution

Persecution of Christians has reached ‘genocidal’ proportions, conference concludes

Originally published in Church Times THE persecution of Christians around the world has reached “genocidal” proportions, and needs a response on the scale of the abolitionist or climate-change movements to raise awareness, a conference of politicians, bishops, and charities concluded. One in every seven Christians is facing discrimination and persecution daily — much of […]

At least 10 Christians killed in DRC attack

Originally published in Persecution.org More than 10 Christians were killed on Tuesday, June 21, when an Islamist extremist group ambushed their three vehicles in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The attack occurred near the village of Makisabo, Beni. The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), an Islamist extremist group, allegedly […]

Open Doors calls on US to return Nigeria to list of countries violating religious freedoms

In the six months since the Biden administration removed Nigeria from its list of “Countries of Particular Concern” (CPC)—which identifies those in severe violations of religious freedom—religious violence has continued to surge across the region. Last week’s gruesome stoning and burning of Nigerian Christian college student, Deborah Samuel, by extremist […]