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"Christians 'face extinction' in their ancient homelands because of a rising tide of sectarian attacks." That was the way the Daily Telegraph signalled the content of a talk by Baroness Sayeeda Warsi last week.
The head of the World Council of Churches has strongly condemned attacks on Christians in Badami Bagh, Lahore, on Saturday 10 March.
A dozen worshippers have been killed in two attacks by an extreme Islamist group operating in the north of Nigeria over the Christmas period.
Churches in Sudan are reportedly facing increased restrictions and hostility, since the secession of the southern part of the country six months ago.
The All India Christian Council has urged the Indian government to expedite a bill bringing justice to victims of religious intolerance and violence.
An explosion has hit a church near the Nigerian capital of Abuja on Christmas morning, says a government emergency official in the West African country.
An independent tribunal investigating anti-Christian violence in India's Orissa state in 2008 has indicted the state government for failure to protect Christians.
The World Council of Churches has expressed solidarity with Indonesian Christians following restrictions on worship activities in Bogor, West Java.
Human rights and faith groups are urgently calling for more action on behalf of Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, who faces execution in Iran.
Muslims in Kashmir, India, are supporting the re-building of a Christian school destroyed by fire during anti-Christian violence a year ago.