U.S. Denies Entry To “Thousands” Of “Persecuted” Iraqi Christians (UPDATE)

(ADDS MORE BACKGROUND, CHANGING LEAD) By BosNewsLife Correspondents Joseph DeCaro and Stefan J. Bos BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- The immigration status of thousands of Christians fleeing bloodshed and persecution in Iraq remained uncertain Monday, November 28, due to new security measures in the United States following fresh terrorism concerns, aid workers said.

Iraq Christians In Czech Republic Amid EU Tensions Over Refugees

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
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PRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Officials say the first of a total of more 153 Iraqi Christians who have been offered asylum in the Czech Republic have arrived in the capital Prague, after neighboring Slovakia also agreed to host Christians. It comes amid European Union concerns however that it is being overwhelmed by migrants fleeing war and poverty, most of them Muslims.

Christmas Dinner For Christian Refugee Children From Syria, Iraq

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service childrenpraynow AMMAN, JORDAN (BosNewsLife)-- Preparations were underway in Jordan's capital Amman for "the first ever Christmas meal for Christian refugee children from Iraq and Syria" who have been "mostly ignored by Islamic charities," organizers said.

Christian Twitterstorm: Why Every Christian Should Be Grieving (Column)

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist twitterMELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- I found myself in a mild Twitterstorm the other day, if Christians politely disagreeing with one another can be called a Twitterstorm on social networking service Twitter...

‘Defying ISIS’: Book Urges Christians to Act in ‘Holocaust’ (Column)

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist RothpictureBAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife Columns)-- Western Christians have been shell-shocked by the Islamic State (ISIS) holocaust against fellow believers in the Middle East, and have little idea how to respond, beyond prayer and some giving to relevant charities. That's how I see things. So a timely new book is relevant. It is “Defying ISIS” by Johnnie Moore, an American author, business executive and religious freedom activist.

Iraq Christians Facing Crucifixions, Torture By Islamic State Militants

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service christianrescuedBAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Iraqi Christians are facing crucifixions, torture and sex slavery in areas controlled by the Islamic State group, but at least some of them have forgiven those who persecuted them, according to testimonies seen by BosNewsLife.

Christians In Syria, Iraq Fleeing Attacks And Crucifixions

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service iraq-christiansBAGHDAD/DAMASCUS (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians in Syria and neighboring Iraq faced more upheaval Monday, July 7, after an Islamic group expelled tens of thousands of residents from their homes and crucified at least nine people.

Kidnapped Girl Reunited With Christian Parents In Iraq

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- A girl kidnapped in Iraq three years ago by Islamic State group militants reunited with her Christian parents, friends, and activists involved in finding her confirmed to BosNewsLife.

Christianity Doomed in Iraq, Say Experts (Column)

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist IRAQBAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife Columns)-- Is it now time for Christians to accept defeat in the face of the Islamic State group's genocidal onslaught in Iraq, and admit that our faith has no viable future – in the short term, at least – in that country? Certainly – and sadly - that's the message that is increasingly being heard from experts.

Massive New Year and Christmas Attacks In Arab World, Africa, Asia

By BosNewsLife Center with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos iraq_cristiani_1_(400_x_280)BAGHDAD/CAIRO/BEIJING (BosNewsLife)-- Rights investigators said Wednesday, January 13, there has been "a surge ofattacks" against Christians since December, with deaths, detentions and destruction reported in the Arab world, Africa and Asia.

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