Apr 21, 2016 - 12:36 am .- A delegation of bishops and priests from France are visiting Iraq April 17-21 to aid young Christian students living in the refugee camps.
Apr 19, 2016 - 05:21 pm .- Now that the U.S. has declared that the Islamic State is waging genocide against religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, what will be done to help the victims move forward?
Apr 6, 2016 - 09:36 am .- This week Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York and chair of Catholic Near East Welfare Association, will travel to Iraqi Kurdistan in order to offer support to families displaced by extremist violence.
Mar 22, 2016 - 02:06 pm .- The Holy Week terrorist attacks in Brussels on Tuesday led the city's bishops to mourn and reflect on the deadly crimes in light of Jesus Christ's Passion.
Mar 17, 2016 - 08:58 am .- Secretary of State John Kerry declared Thursday that Christians, Yezidis, Shi’a Muslims, and other religious and ethnic minorities are victims of ISIS genocide.
Mar 14, 2016 - 07:44 pm .- The U.S. House of Representative voted Monday to declare that what is happening to Christians and other ethnic and religious minorities in the Middle East is genocide.
Mar 5, 2016 - 06:55 am .- Pressure is mounting for the U.S. State Department to declare Christians as genocide victims at the hands of the Islamic State (ISIS).
Feb 25, 2016 - 04:43 pm .- The U.S. must not ignore the Islamic State’s genocide of Christians. That is the position of a petition drive and television campaign seeking to persuade Secretary of State John Kerry.
Feb 10, 2016 - 07:12 pm .- A gift of 40 dollars in Lent could help persecuted Christians and other refugees in the Middle East, thanks to the latest appeal from the Knights of Columbus.
Feb 4, 2016 - 07:24 pm .- The European Parliament on Thursday declared that genocide is taking place in the Middle East against Christians, Yazidis, and other ethnic and religious minorities, at the hands of the Islamic State.
Jan 28, 2016 - 04:37 pm .- Europe’s leading human rights body passed a resolution on Wednesday calling ISIS atrocities a “genocide,” a week before the European Parliament will vote on a similar resolution.
Jan 23, 2016 - 04:52 pm .- French spiritual writer Father Jacques Philippe says there is only one thing that can end violence.
Jan 22, 2016 - 12:02 am .- St. Elijah's Monastery in Mosul dated back to the sixth century, making it the oldest Christian monastery in Iraq. Muslims and Christians alike have made pilgrimages to the Chaldean Catholic monastery, invoking both poets and historians to write about its religious impact within the Middle East.
Jan 21, 2016 - 06:04 am .- A video that shares the testimonies of people who have personally suffered the persecution of Christians in the Middle East is calling on their fellow Christians in the West to “wake up” to the grave crisis facing their brethren.
Jan 19, 2016 - 04:49 pm .- A new United Nations report has tried to count the civilian toll of continuing conflict in Iraq, largely at the hands of Islamic State militants, and the violence “remains staggering.”
Jan 5, 2016 - 06:05 pm .- Most Americans support a broad recognition of Islamic State atrocities against Christians and other minorities as genocide, a recent survey says.
Dec 22, 2015 - 12:02 pm .- While the days of the Muslim Brotherhood are over, one expert says the February murder of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by ISIS has opened the door to an even wider persecution – one that's gaining steam under new forms of Islamic authoritarianism.
Dec 21, 2015 - 06:33 am .- As the U.S. plans to increase its intake of Syrian refugees to 10,000 next year, Americans – including Catholics – are trying to balance national security concerns with compassion for the refugees.
Dec 10, 2015 - 07:15 am .- A U.S. designation of genocide for ISIS’ actions would offer prompt and significant support to the religious minorities it has targeted, said one researcher, warning that history cautions against inaction.
Dec 8, 2015 - 04:18 pm .- Legal experts, religious leaders, and now an independent government commission are asking the U.S. State Department to include Christians among the victims of genocide perpetrated by ISIS.
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