Queen Elizabeth II is reportedly set to deliver her "most Christian message yet" during her annual Christmas address to the Commonwealth of Nations, and will focus on the "unprecedented" level of persecution against Christians.
The Telegraph reported Sunday that sources say Queen Elizabeth will also focus on her own personal Christian faith, which she has often talked about throughout her 60-plus year reign.
A major highlight of her message will be the violence and persecution Christians around the world experienced throughout 2015, especially with the continued conquests of the Islamic State terror group throughout Iraq and Syria. more >>
A number of Muslims reportedly risked their lives to save fellow Christian passengers in a Kenyan bus attack by Islamist radicals, which left two people dead.
BBC News reported on Monday that at least two people were killed in the attack that took place near the northeastern village of El Wak.
A number of the Muslim passengers, when told to separate from the Christians, stood up and told the gunmen "to kill them together or leave them alone," government officials added. more >>
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has claimed that Israel is the only Middle East nation protecting Christians from violence at the hands of radical Islam.
Netanyahu pointed out that Christians are being persecuted and killed by radical Islamic groups across the Middle East, most notably by the Islamic State, and are facing violence and discrimination in Muslim majority nations. The Israeli leader apparently made the remarks in a video message to the Israeli Christians Recruitment Forum, Fides News Agency reported.
"You know very well that our region is in flames and Christians in Iraq, Syria and, unfortunately, under the Palestinian Authority, are suffering a lot because of radical Islam. These communities are persecuted, and unfortunately many people have lost their lives for their faith," Netanyahu added, praising the organization which enlists Christian soldiers into the Israeli army. more >>
Britain's Prince Charles has warned that Christianity might be entirely erased from the land of its birth in the Middle East within five years.
"Their suffering is symptomatic of a very real crisis which threatens the very existence of Christianity in the land of its birth," Charles said at the Archbishop House in central London, reported the Express on Thursday.
"In fact according to Aid to the Church in Need, which is a truly remarkable organization, Christianity is on course to disappear from Iraq within five years unless emergency help is provided on a greatly increased scale at an international level," the Prince of Wales said. more >>
Christians in South Sudan are praying for peace this Christmas time following two years of devastating civil war, which according to some estimates has killed up to 100,000 people.
"Two years after the outbreak of the civil war we continue to hope for peace, and perhaps this Christmas will be different from the last two, where we experienced suffering and fear," a South Sudanese missionary told Fides News Agency.
The country marked this week the two year anniversary of the civil war that has plunged the world's youngest nation into a deep crisis. more >>
Republican presidential candidate and billionaire Donald Trump defended his promise to kill the innocent family members of Islamic State terrorists during Tuesday night's CNN presidential debate in Las Vegas.
After suggesting earlier this month that the U.S. should "take out" the family members of IS militants and adding that IS is so effective because they use "civilians" as shields and the U.S. is fighting a "politically correct war," the real estate mogul was asked to answer how killing innocent civilian family members would set the United States apart from IS.
Trump responded by reasoning that family members of domestic terrorists, in some cases, knew that their sons or daughters were going to commit a terrorist attacks but did not stop them or alert authorities. more >>