Christian Persecution

ISIS destroys the the ancient Monastery of Mar Elian

  "The Monastery of St. Elian was a Christian monastery near the town of Al-Qaryatayn in the Homs Governorate," says Wikipedia. "Was"? Yes, the tense is accurate. It had stood there since the fifth century as a place of worship…

China abolishes the cross of Christ

  China's stock-market has plunged: its GDP has crashed, the yuan has been devalued and economic confidence is in free fall. Another boom-and-bust bubble has burst: Mammon threatens another tidal…

Nigeria unites in the war against Boko Haram

This is a guest post by Katie Harrison – Tearfund‘s Head of Communications. Katie tweets at @KatieHarrisonTF _______________________ Last year, I was working in Zambia, on a trip which involved long road…

Behold your God!

  O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be…

#ChristmasMeans anything but peace on earth

  Today marks the official  start of the Church of England's #ChristmasMeans Twitter campaign. Church congregations and clergy are being encouraged to get out their smartphones to let the Twittersphere know…