Reach tens of thousands of people instantly by advertising with Ekklesia. Find out more
Iraqi Christians continue to flee because their safety cannot be guaranteed and there is little hope - but the church will not give up, its leaders have said.
In his Christmas letter to the heads of other churches, the Archbishop of Canterbury has urged support for Christians and others facing hardship or persecution.
Human rights groups have called on the Iraqi government to do more to protect the country’s Christian minority from an expected increase in violent attacks.
A special Mass for all those who have died or been injured in recent weeks in Iraq was held at Westminster Cathedral, in London, yesterday evening.
Christian and Muslim leaders in Britain have joined in support of Christian communities in Iraq following the latest attacks by extremists.
The Moderator of the Church of Scotland has lamented the "incomprehensible" persecution of Christians in Iraq, and called for increased solidarity.
Pope Benedict XVI says that a "savage" and "senseless" attack on the Christian community of Iraq should increase the peace efforts of the churches.
Church leaders, including the head of the WCC, have condemned the recent attack in Baghdad, when gunmen took hostages in the Sayidat al-Nejat Church.
US agency Christian Solidarity International has urged President Obama to respond to continuing targeted violence against Iraq's ancient Christian community.
The news that Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho in Iraq has been killed could force the Church underground, say Iraqi Christians. The Chaldean Catholic archbishop's body was found yesterday.