persecution of Christians

  • November 2, 2010

    The Moderator of the Church of Scotland has lamented the "incomprehensible" persecution of Christians in Iraq, and called for increased solidarity.

  • October 21, 2010

    The problem for Christians today is not primarily 'aggressive secularism', but the confusion of Christianity with power, says Simon Barrow. That and the the distortion of public debate about religiosity and secularity into a false dichotomy between dominating belief or privatised belief. A better way is needed - based on living by example, not the lust for control.

  • August 29, 2010

    A 'people's tribunal' hearing testimonies from victims of anti-Christian violence in India's eastern Orissa state in 2008 has criticised state agencies.

  • July 23, 2010

    Christians in Pakistan have been stunned by the killing of two young men, who were shot dead on court premises earlier this week.

  • January 11, 2010

    Some American Christians are claiming that they are persecuted by 'the secular left' and other 'self-described' Christians, writes Martin Marty. There are real issues about how particular faiths should relate in a crowded and tense world; but they will not be resolved by over-heated rhetoric, or by confusing disagreements in plural societies with the suffering and even death faced by minorities in other parts of the world.

  • August 21, 2009

    Attacks on the Christian minority in the remote Kandhamal area of India's Orissa state raises questions about the country's claim to be a secular state, says a new book.

  • March 2, 2009

    Some Christians are crying 'persecution' when conflicts over belief arise in public life, says Jonathan Bartley. The way to halt this juggernaut of paranoia is to bring a lot more mediatory light, and far less antagonistic heat to the situations involved.

  • July 24, 2007

    Backers of Lydia Playfoot, the schoolgirl who unsuccessfully asked the High Court to be allowed to wear a silver ‘chastity ring’ to a school where it broke the uniform policy, have still not decided whether to go to the European Court.