A 30-year-old Christian woman who fled from the violence and persecution in Pakistan died in Thailand police custody on Christmas Eve after she was arrested and prevented from taking much needed medications, a watchdog group has announced.
The British Pakistani Christian Association reports that Samina Faisal and many other Pakistani Christian asylum seekers were arrested on Dec. 20, 2015, as part of a crackdown against Pakistani Christians who've overstayed their visas in Thailand after fleeing from the persecution in their homelands to seek refuge.
Faisal, who in March 2015 faced severe medical complications that caused her to miscarry her baby which was stillborn at six months gestation, was prescribed medication for high blood pressure, hypertension and a shrinking Kidney. The mother also sufferd from long-term health conditions that required regular treatment. more >>
Over 100 leaders from the Southern Baptist Convention and other Evangelical organizations are calling on Christians to welcome Iraqi and Syrian refugees and establish programs at their churches to help resettled refugees get acclimated to their new communities and cultures.
More than 100 Evangelical leaders gathered at the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton College in Illinois on Thursday and signed onto a declaration calling on Christians to be more compassionate toward Syrian and Iraqi refugees as they seek asylum from the persecution and violence caused by the Syrian civil war and the rise of the Islamic State terrorist group.
The leaders, who represent various denominations, humanitarian groups and other Evangelical groups, explained that as more than 60 million people across the globe and as many as 4.4 million Syrians have fled from their hometowns, "moments like these are when Christians cannot remain silent and still." more >>
Though he denied supporting legal status for unauthorized immigrants during Tuesday night's Republican presidential debate, Sen. Ted Cruz told Rev. Samuel Rodriguez of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference in 2013 that he would support such a measure.
"Look, I understand Marco [Rubio] wants to raise confusion, it is not accurate what he just said that I supported legalization," Texas presidential candidate Cruz said at the CNN GOP presidential debate last night.
He was responding to Florida senator and fellow candidate Rubio's contention that Cruz's position on immigration had not been much different than his own. more >>
Christian San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick joined the growing list of athletes condemning Republican presidential candidate and billionaire Donald Trump for his anti-Muslim rhetoric.
As Trump has called for restrictions to be placed on Muslims entering the United States and called for a national Muslim database, the real estate Mogul has received a plethora of criticism from people on both sides of the political aisle and prominent athletes, such as legendary boxer Muhammad Ali and basketball hall of famers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Charles Barkley.
Kaepernick, who is on the injured reserve for the rest of the football season with a shoulder injury, posted a series of memes challenging Trump and others who believe that restrictions on Muslim immigration is appropriate following the recent deadly terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, California and Paris. more >>
Republican 2016 presidential frontrunner Donald Trump remained unfazed by harsh criticism for his proposal to temporarily stop Muslim immigration to the U.S. Wednesday charging that he is "doing good for the Muslims."
"I'm doing good for the Muslims," Trump told Don Lemon in an interview for "CNN Tonight." "Many Muslim friends of mine are in agreement with me. They say, 'Donald, you brought something up to the fore that is so brilliant and so fantastic.'"
Without revealing the name of this individual, Trump said "one of the most important people in Middle East" called him on Wednesday to say "Donald, you're doing a great service." more >>
Franklin Graham agrees with Donald Trump that all Muslims should be banned from entering the United States.
In remarks posted on his Facebook page, Rev. Graham argued that Trump was advocating for something "similar" to what he has been proposing for some time.