The situation in Iraq is just grotesque. Thousands trapped by a murderous cult, Islamic State, on the side of a barren mountain side with little food and water. Women and children killed, people crucified. All this happening in the glare of the worlds media.
It’s the start of the last full day of New Wine. I woke up thinking about the street children of Latin America and wondering what would have become of my children if I’d happened to have been a poor parent in Guatemala City (or Lima or El Salvador…) working from early in the morning until
That is the shocking figure that is contained in a news report in the Christian post. This figure is the total number of Christians killed for their faith each year. These figures were presented at the “International Conference on Inter-religious dialogue between Christians, Jews and Muslims,” held in Hungary.
The 5th in my series of Theological Questions to Which the Answer is No is asked by the Catholic Herald. They point to the dreadful killings and persecutions there such as the one in Alexandra in Egypt which caused the death of so many. But this is to totally miss that Christianity came to birth
The Pope has caused a diplomatic storm by criticising the safe-guarding of Christians in the Middle-East by regimes there. Egypt has criticised the Pope for intervening in Egypt’s internal affairs, and recalled its ambassador from the Vatican. Even Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayyib who is head of the most prestigious Al-Azhar (the leading Sunni University) has waded
Great article by Robert Fisk of the Independent this morning looking at the state of Christianity in the Middle East. It is a very depressing tale. I remember that the first time I went to Bethlehem how shocked I was by the wall and the banner on it – it was almost blasphemous. Sometimes Christians