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House backs genocide label for Christians under ISIS

Mar 14, 2016

By Matt Hadro

The U.S. House of Representative voted Monday to declare that what is happening to Christians and other ethnic and religious... Read more

Time is running out for Christians to be named genocide victims

Mar 5, 2016

By Matt Hadro

Pressure is mounting for the U.S. State Department to declare Christians as genocide victims at the hands of the Islamic... Read more

Yes, ISIS is guilty of genocide, says European human rights group

Jan 28, 2016

By Matt Hadro

Europe’s leading human rights body passed a resolution on Wednesday calling ISIS atrocities a “genocide,” a week before the European... Read more

What history can teach us about why the 'genocide' label matters

Dec 10, 2015

By Matt Hadro

A U.S. designation of genocide for ISIS’ actions would offer prompt and significant support to the religious minorities it has... Read more

Destroyed buildings in Homs, Syria.

A growing coalition agrees: Christians are genocide victims too

Dec 8, 2015

By Matt Hadro

Legal experts, religious leaders, and now an independent government commission are asking the U.S. State Department to include Christians among... Read more

A young refugee rests after having fled from ISIS and arrived in Ankawa in the northern part of Erbil, Iraq.

Religious leaders, scholars ask Obama to declare ISIS violence a genocide

Oct 7, 2015

More than 100 religious leaders, scholars, and human rights advocates signed a letter Monday asking President Obama to formally declare... Read more

Armenians being deported.

Vatican archives shed light on tragedy of Armenian genocide

Mar 20, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Ahead of Pope Francis’ Mass commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, newly released historic documents confirm the Holy... Read more

President Barack Obama addresses the nation from Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, May 1, 2012. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.

Obama authorizes Iraq airstrikes to prevent religious genocide

Aug 8, 2014

By Elise Harris

Late Thursday night the Obama administration announced that it has launched a military and humanitarian operation to protect both U.S.... Read more

[Graphic] A pile of bodies from the recent massacre in Bentiu, South Sudan. Photo courtesy of the Office of Rep. Frank Wolf.

US urged to act before South Sudan violence becomes genocide (Graphic Photo)

May 2, 2014

Describing reports of atrocities coming out of South Sudan, U.S. Congressman Frank Wolf (R-Va.) called Wednesday for immediate action to... Read more

Rwanda genocide survivor Viviane N'Habimana (L) stands in a gesture of solidarity with Boniface Hakizimana, the man who killed her husband.

Twenty years after genocide, Church helps Rwanda heal

Apr 7, 2014

By Michelle La Rosa

Boniface Hakizimana lives in a rural area of Southern Rwanda. He lives peacefully with the widow next door, Viviane N'Habimana.... Read more

A man holds a machete (aka Balaka in Songo) on Nov. 8, 2013 in the outskirts of Bangui, Central African Republic.

Archbishop warns of genocide in Central African Republic

Feb 14, 2014

A Central African bishop has reported signs of genocide in the growing conflict there, urging an effective security response and... Read more

A man holds a machete (aka Balaka in Songo) on Nov. 8, 2013 in the outskirts of Bangui, Central African Republic.

Central African Republic mired in violence amid threat of genocide

Dec 10, 2013

By Michelle La Rosa, Carl Bunderson

A year of violence threatening the stability of the Central African Republic has escalated in recent weeks, leaving more than... Read more