Ethan Cole

Christian Post Reporter

Prominent Muslims Criticize Attacks on Iraqi Christians

A group of high-level Muslim leaders condemned the recent flare in violence against Iraqi Christians and said that there was no justification in Islam for the attacks. The 17 prominent Muslims, joined by 19 Christian leaders, denounced the persecution in their communiqué.

1,000 Police in Mosul Curb Christian Flight

Nearly 1,000 police were deployed to the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, said a local official on Monday, after thousands of Christians this past week fled their homes in fear following a string of murders and violence.

Tutu, Carter Goads Peace Deal in War-Split Cyprus

Nobel peace laureates former South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu and former U.S. president Jimmy Carter said war-divided Cyprus is close to reaching a peace settlement that would reunite the small island after decades of separation.

Catholic Girls' School Bombed in Pakistan

A Catholic-run girls' school in North-West Frontier Province was bombed Tuesday by Pakistani Taliban. No one was killed or hurt because the school, run by Sri Lankan Apostolic Carmelite Sisters, was closed at the time due to threats.

Freedom Experts Criticize U.N. Anti-Blasphemy Resolution

Religious freedom experts criticized this week a United Nations anti-blasphemy resolution for most likely hindering Christian evangelism and spreading Sharia law. "This anti-blasphemy resolution is mostly seen to be putting a 'chilling effect' on Christian work and outreach around the world."

3 Iraqi Christians Killed in 24 Hours

Three Christians in the northern city of Mosul, Iraq, were killed within the short span of 24 hours on Tuesday. A man and his father were shot dead at their workplace, while in another district unknown gunmen forced their way into a pharmacy and killed a Christian assistant.

American Bible Society Gives One-of-a-Kind Bible to Pope

A delegation from the American Bible Society presented Pope Benedict XVI with a one-of-a-kind Bible on Tuesday at the Vatican. The 3,200-page Biblica Polyglotta (Polyglot Bible) was created in honor of the XII Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Catholic Bishops.

Mother Fights to Keep Twins from Muslim Father

A Christian mother recently lost a custody battle for her 13-year-old Christian twins to their Muslim father in Egypt, but vows that she will not give up her children even if it means having a criminal record for not complying with court order.

Assyrian Christians Protest Iraq Election Law

Hundreds of American Assyrians demonstrated Sunday against a new law passed by the Iraqi Parliament that removed a clause reserving seats on Provincial Councils for Christians and other minorities. Protesters demanded the Iraqi Parliament to reinstate Article 50.

Presbyterians, Lutherans Respond to Global Food Crisis

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America both recently launched initiatives to raise awareness among its members about the global food crisis. PC(USA) has called its church members to go on a weekend fast at the beginning of every month.

Non-U.S. Christians Identify Problems in American Missions

Christian leaders from around the world recently met in Dallas to share how the American church is viewed by believers in the Global South. American Christians should understand and help foster local leadership instead of imposing its own model of church overseas, they said.