According to figures from the paper around 73 percent of the new migrants who have come to Germany since the beginning of the migrant crisis have been Muslims and only 13 percent were Christians. The decline in practising Christians has also had a large impact in the rise of Islam in Germany.
In 1970 almost 95 percent of West Germans said they were either Roman Catholic or Protestant. As of now the figure is somewhere around 65 percent.Read more
Bishop Nazir Ali, who was in Lahore over Easter for a wedding, wrote: 'We need to address the underlying issues, which are about common citizenship, one law for all, the equality of all under the law and the prevention of the teaching of hate in textbooks, religious schools and by some religious leaders.'
But for this to happen the Christian community is needed as the vital leaven in the lump, the yeast in the dough of Pakistan society. Can it do this?Read more
After Center for Security Policy President Frank Gaffney's introduction described a "not so much nonviolent as pre-violent" Islamic "civilization jihad," Hedegaard stated that "Europe as we knew it is just a few years away from a complete breakdown." He discussed an ongoing influx that would last several years of millions of economic immigrants to Europe, people who on the basis of past experience with Muslim immigrant communities "have proven to be impossible to integrate." According to thRead more
"Last year," states online the World Watch List report on the 50 worst countries for Christian persecution, "it was noted that 2014 had been an unprecedented year in Christian persecution, and Open Doors predicted that it would only get worse." Curry noted that the report's timespan (November 1, 2014, to October 31, 2015, as described in a distributed fact sheet) had witnessed "persecution continuing to increase, intensify, and spread across the globe." The 2016 World Watch List map indicatRead more
"There are many millions more Christians today who are afraid to go to church, or no longer have a church to go to; who have to choose between staying faithful to God or keeping their children safe; who have been brutalised, lost their dignity or their liberty because they share the same faith as many in our own country, but they do not share our freedom. There are many, many more today who are mourning over recently lost loved ones."Read more
St. Elijah's Monastery stood as a place of worship for 1,400 years, including most recently for U.S. troops. In earlier millennia, generations of monks tucked candles in the niches, prayed in the chapel, worshipped at the altar. The Greek letters chi and rho, representing the first two letters of Christ's name, were carved near the entrance.Read more
While most ISIS victims are actually Muslim, it continues a "soft drip of genocide over the last century" against Middle East minority groups, stated Institute for Global Engagement Emeritus President Chris Seiple.Read more
Christians who are crucified, tortured, raped, enslaved and suffer wholesale destruction of their communities by the Islamic State apparently don't qualify for asylum.
To rectify this horrific disparity, Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California is sponsoring The Save Christians from Genocide Act (H.R. 4017).Read more
It is pretty hard to miss the impact of radical Islam. Groups like ISIS (also called ISIL) commit unspeakable atrocities, and groups like the Taliban try to see how far they can push the envelope. Without question, this is the most violent modern day movement. What is absolutely remarkable about it is the acceptance that ISIS and the Taliban have among "moderate" Muslims.Read more
At least two people were killed in the attack, near the north-eastern village of El Wak on the Somali border.
The Somali based al-Shabab group is the main suspect for the attack.
It has not said if it was responsible, but often carries out attacks in Kenya's north-east.
The bus was travelling from the capital Nairobi to the town of Mandera.Read more
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