‘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.

Missionaries: ‘Refugees In Iraq Turning To Christ Amid Islamic Attacks’

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos peoplefleeIRBIL, 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.

Hungary Urges EU, NATO To Protect Iraq Christians

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife iraq-christiansBUDAPEST, 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.

BREAKING NEWS: 200,000 Iraq Christians Flee Islamic Militants; U.S. Air Strikes Ongoing

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service Iraqi-Christian-child-sleeps-4X3BAGHDAD, 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.

NEWS ALERT: Nuns, Orphans, Released In Iraq

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos 041116_iraq_christians_hmed_8a_hmedium1BAGHDAD, 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.

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.

BREAKING NEWS: Thousands Of Iraq Christians Flee After Islamic Takeover (Update)

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service iraq-christiansBAGHDAD, 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.

Thousands Of Iraq Christians Flee Despite “Disaster” Warnings

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service Iraqi Christians pray amod death threats and violence.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.

BREAKING NEWS: Iraq Church and Market Blasts Kill Dozens

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service iraq-christians 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.

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.

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