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75 Percent of Christians in Iraq Have Fled in the Past 14 Years

During roughly the last decade and a half nearly 75 percent of the Iraqi Christian population fled the country. The site Faithwire reports that since 2003, the Christian population in Iraq has dropped dramatically. An Iraqi Christian lawmaker, Josef Sleve, told Anadolu Agency (a news service) that about 2 million Christians lived in Iraq in 2003. He said: The […]

Living as Easter People

In Jerusalem, Westerners ask where the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is, but Eastern Christians know it as the Church of the Resurrection.  Some Christians stop at the cross, at Jesus bearing the sins of the whole world.  Others go through the cross, the empty tomb and emerge surprised, seeing the old world lived in […]

Few Muslims know Christians

A new report on global Christianity says that people of other faiths in northern Europe have less personal contact with Christians than agnostics and atheists. Christianity in its Global Context, 1970-2020 a report produced by the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts, says that 82% of people in northern […]

Christians and “weird”

Living as Easter People

In Jerusalem, Westerners ask where the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is, but Eastern Christians know it as the Church of the Resurrection.  Some Christians stop at the cross, at Jesus bearing the sins of the whole world.  Others go through the cross, the empty tomb and emerge surprised, seeing the old world lived in […]

1 in 6 Follows No Religion

A global study of religious adherence released on Tuesday by the Pew Research Center found that about one of every six people worldwide has no religious affiliation. This makes the “unaffiliated,” as the study calls them, the third-largest group worldwide, with 16 percent of the global population — about equal to Catholics. The study also found a wide […]