An Iraqi man weeps as he holds a Christian religious poster depicting Jesus and the Virgin Mary during a demonstration calling for governmental reform in Tahrir Square in Baghdad on F
By Guy Taylor - The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 9, 2016
A decade has gone by since the Rev. Douglas al-Bazi was kidnapped and had his teeth knocked out by Islamic jihadis in Baghdad, a nightmare that still haunts the Chaldean Catholic priest and one that fuels his quest to have the horror endured by his fellow Iraqi Christians be recognized for what it is: “genocide.”
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New Delhi: A US-based risk management and consulting company has put the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in its category of ‘Threat Group’ and called it “a shadowy, discriminatory group that seeks to establish a Hindu Rashtra, a Hindu Nation.”
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Washington (CNN)Marco Rubio called on the State Department Thursday to provide more funding to help Christians persecuted abroad and to apply sanctions against governments that oppress religious minorities.
"Reports suggest that the State Department is ready to designate the Islamic State's terror against the Yazidis as genocide, which it clearly is, but they might not ... do so for equally embattled Christian communities. This is only one part of a refusal to come to grips with the full weight of these facts," the Florida senator and Republican presidential candidate wrote in a Christmas Eve Washington Post op-ed co-authored by Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Christian leader: religious freedom is central to the dialogue between Washington and New Delhi
by Nirmala Carvalho
The president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) backs a bipartisan US resolution concerning relations between the two countries. The United States is "concerned" about the violations of freedom of religion. India's political parties and religious organisations must "publicly oppose the exploitation of religious differences and denounce harassment and violence against religious minorities, especially in the run-up to India's general elections in 2014."