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America should not open its doors to Syrian refugees fleeing from the terror of the Islamic State militant organization, Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee asserted during Tuesday night's Fox Business undercard Republican presidential debate.
Huckabee was asked by moderator Sandra Smith to reiterate his position whether he thought America should allow refugees fleeing from the war-torn Syria to seek asylum inside the United States.
"You differ from many of you GOP opponents on the stage," Smith stressed. more >>
One year after the burning deaths of a Pakistani Christian couple for their alleged desecration of a Quran, fear still runs rampant within Christian communities of Punjab province since no assailants of the crime have been convicted and the vast majority remain at-large.
In November of last year, Shama and Shahzad Masih, a married couple with four children living in a community near Lahore, were attacked and murdered by a Muslim mob after witnesses claimed they found pages of the Quran in their trash.
On the anniversary of the murders, many within the community have expressed frustration with local officials regarding the progress of the investigation — or lack thereof. more >>
An Iraqi law that forces children of Christian converts to be legally recognized as Muslims will lead to Christianity's extinction, says Bishop Rabban al-Qas.
Al-Qas, the senior Catholic Bishop in the Dohuk area of Iraqi Kurdistan, has spoken out against the Iraqi parliament's rejection of an amendment to a law that forces children who have one parent who converted from Islam to be automatically considered a Muslim upon birth.
The Bishop asserts that the law discriminates against Christians and other religious minorities and doesn't give the child the ability to eventually choose his or her own faith. The changing of one's religious affiliation can be a difficult task considering accusations of apostasy, a serious offense under Islamic law, are generally hurled around when someone converts. more >>
The global persecution of Christians is uniting denominations, including Evangelicals and Roman Catholics, Pope Francis said in a message earlier this week.
"In various parts of the world, the witness to Christ, even to the shedding of blood, has become a shared experience of Catholics, Orthodox, Anglicans, Protestants, Evangelicals and Pentecostals, which is deeper and stronger than the differences which still separate our churches and ecclesial communities," Francis said in a message to Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. more >>
An inquiry into the 2008 massacre of nearly 100 Christians in Orissa, India, has concluded its investigation and is set to publish its findings amid reports that Hindu extremism is rising again.
Fides News Agency said that the detailed report of the investigation, which looks into the worst anti-Christian violence in India's history, will be published in December.
Judge A.S. Naidu, head of the Commission of Inquiry, explained that "because of the lack of cooperation of many stakeholders, including the government, it took almost seven years to finish the investigation." more >>