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.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos IRBIL, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Native missionaries in Iraq say God is using them to spread hope and faith in Jesus Christ among thousands fleeing Islamic State militants, and many become Christians.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary has urged the European Union and the NATO military alliance to help protect the Christian community in Iraq as hundreds of thousands of believers are fleeing Islamic State militants.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians faced an unprecedented crisis Saturday, August 9, after fleeing Islamic militants who overran towns and villages in northern Iraq, while U.S. warplanes carried out air strikes in an attempt to halt the violent Islamists.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Friends expressed relief Wednesday, July 16, after five Christians, including two nuns and three orphans, were released in Iraq by Islamic militants, but concern remained about the future of Iraq's dwindling Christian community.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service BAGHDAD/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.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of Christians and other residents began fleeing Mosul on Tuesday, May 10, after Islamic militants overran much of Iraq's second largest city, "killing hundreds" while seizing churches and government buildings.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of Christians are fleeing Iraq amid an upsurge in violence and eligious extremism in Iraq, the country's most senior church leader says.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Suspected Islamic militants targeted Christians in two seperate bomb attacks in Iraq's capital Baghdad on Christmas Day, killing at least 37 people and raising fears that the embattled Christian minority will face a new wave of extremism, officials said.
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.