Archive for Christian Persecution

The Hill:US has made a genuine response to the plight of Iraq’s persecuted religious minorities

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer President Trump will soon have a chance to make up for some lost time in supporting Iraqi religious minorities that ISIS threatened with extinction. Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and his colleagues in Congress want to make sure our concern for the victims of genocide has…

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Examiner: How an American Catholic organization has helped persecuted Middle East Christians

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer Most people know that Christians in the Middle East have recently endured severe persecution at the hands of ISIS. But most people don’t know that, for years, a brotherhood of men have been quietly and vigilantly working behind the scenes on behalf…

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The Hill: Trump’s UN migrant nominee has a record to put his petty critics to shame

By Ashley McGuire When the Battle of Mosul was underway, Americans went about their lives as usual, maybe catching an update here and there on CNN or in their local paper. Not Ken Isaacs. Two months into the dangerous but critical mission to liberate the region…

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USAID can maximize help to Middle East religious minorities

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer The Trump administration will begin directing U.S. dollars away from ineffective UN relief projects to on-the ground projects run by faith-based and private organizations approved by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for persecuted religious minorities in the Middle East….

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Trump’s new religious freedom chief has his work cut out for him

BY ANDREA PICCIOTTI-BAYER The nomination of Governor Sam Brownback for ambassador at-large for international religious freedom (IRF) provides a bright light of hope for those suffering religious persecution throughout the world. In Governor Brownback, President Trump has nominated a superbly qualified champion of international religious freedom possessing…

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TCA Statement on Nomination of Governor Sam Brownback to be Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom

July 26, 2017 “There has never been a more important time for the United States to promote religious freedom as a cornerstone of our foreign policy, given the global instability caused by the severe religious persecution that 77 percent of the world’s population live under.  There…

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Middle East Christians still face genocide — where is US relief?

BY DR. GRAZIE POZO CHRISTIE When the matter at stake is an ongoing genocide, response should be swift and decisive.  After all, the days and weeks are measured by the worst kinds of human suffering. Indigenous Christians and other religious minorities are the targets of…

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Pope Francis’ Risky Egypt Trip

By Maureen Ferguson Amnesty International is sounding the alarm bells about the increasing and “terrifying wave of attacks” against Christians in Egypt, just as the leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholic Christians, Pope Francis, is headed there in a display of solidarity with these persecuted…

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Trump, global religious freedom needs US ambassador to lead

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer The University of Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture and the Religious Freedom Institute just held a day-long symposium on the persecution of Christians world-wide. Government officials, business leaders, academics, human-rights and religious leaders gathered at the National Press Club to…

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Stop the Islamic States Genocide of Christians in the Middle East

As the Christian population dwindles, the Islamic State group is not secretive about what it intends to do. In a U.S. News article, TCA’s Grazi Pozo Christie explains the conscious and systematic attempt by the Islamic State to cleanse the Middle East of its ancient…

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