Tag: refugees

Growing number of Muslim background believers boosts church growth in Europe

Compiled from reports in The Guardian and Christianity Today A growing number of Muslim refugees in Europe are converting to Christianity, according to churches, which have conducted mass baptisms in some places. Reliable data on conversions is not available but anecdotal evidence suggests a pattern of rising church attendance by […]

Trump’s new travel ban offers no priority for persecuted religious minorities

Originally published in Ecumenical News US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on March 6, amending his controversial January 27 executive order that banned refugee resettlement for seven — now six — Muslim-majority countries. The new order removed specifications that would have given persecuted religious minorities priority in the […]

Nigerian Christian refugees killed in air strike error

Originally published in Anglican Communion News Service The Nigerian air force has mistakenly attacked a refugee camp in northeast Nigeria which was providing refuge to Christians displaced by Boko Haram fighters. The international medical humanitarian organisation, Doctors Without Borders (MSF), says 52 people were killed and at least 120 wounded. […]

Church leaders provide sanctuary in South Sudan

Originally published in Christian Today Up to 1 000 families sought sanctuary in the Anglican cathedral in the South Sudan capital of Juba as the country continues its descent into violence and bloodshed. The Anglican Alliance, which supports the Anglican response to emergencies throughout the worldwide Anglican Communion, is helping […]