By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
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.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service 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.
By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist BAGHDAD, 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.
(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.
By BosNewsLife Center with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos 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.
By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist TOKYO, JAPAN (BosNewsLife Columns)-- A forthcoming film from famed director Martin Scorsese is set to confront the movie-going public with the persecution of Christians. It's “Silence,” based on the celebrated 1966 historical novel by Japanese Christian writer Shusaku Endo, who was nominated for the Nobel Prize.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service BAGHDAD, 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.