An Egyptian Coptic Christian doctor and his wife were killed Tuesday in the Libyan city of Sirte by unknown gunmen and their daughter was taken to an unknown location, according to a local Libyan official.
There are just 1,500 Christians left in the suburb of Dora, down from 150,000 a decade ago
There will be no last stand for the besieged Iraqi Christians of Dora.
Father Timothaeus Issa talks of holding out for the sake of his dwindling flock, but even he is packing his bags, just in case.
How deep, how vast, how reckless is His love for us
Something strange is happening!
Come with me, now! Up, up to the Great Courts of Heaven, where ’round the Eternal Throne of God Almighty, a strange, hushed silence has fallen. The Great Hymn of Praise, uninterrupted since the beginning of Time, has ceased for a moment.
Dr. Naguib Gobrail, President of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights, wrote yesterday [December 14] to the Minister of Interior General Mohamed Ibrahim, to alert him to the persecution of Naga'a Rizq's Copts, restricted from church worship.
In recent days, Al-Azhar, considered the most important educational institute and religious authority in the Sunni Islamic world, has been forced to deal with the question of whether members of the Islamic State (ISIS) are heretics.
Coptic Solidarity 2014 Conference
The Annual Conference was held in Washington, D.C. on June 26-28, 2014.