Missionaries: ‘Refugees In Iraq Turning To Christ Amid Islamic Attacks’

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos peoplefleeIRBIL, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Native missionaries in Iraq say God is using them to spread hope and faith in Jesus Christ among thousands fleeing Islamic State militants, and many become Christians.

Thousands Of Iraq Christians Flee Despite “Disaster” Warnings

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service Iraqi Christians pray amod death threats and violence.BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of Christians are fleeing Iraq amid an upsurge in violence and eligious extremism in Iraq, the country's most senior church leader says.

NEWS ALERT: Iraq Christians Face More Bloodshed As Bombings Kill 118

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service iq-mosul-11262009-asianew-12BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians were among those reminded of bloodshed Tuesday, December 8, as a wave of car bombings rocked the Iraqi capital Baghdad, killing at least 118 people and wounding over 200 others. It was the worst violence to hit Baghdad, since October, when two massive car-bombs killed 155 people.

BREAKING NEWS: Church Of Iran Denies Execution Pastor Nadarkhani (Update)

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(ADDS COMMENTS FROM CANNON WHITE) By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife iranian-pastor-youcef-nadarkhaniTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)- The Church of Iran, one of the country's largest house church movements, strongly denies "false reports" that its Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has been executed but says it is concerned for his safety.

Christianity Doomed in Iraq, Say Experts (Column)

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By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist IRAQBAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife Columns)-- Is it now time for Christians to accept defeat in the face of the Islamic State group's genocidal onslaught in Iraq, and admit that our faith has no viable future – in the short term, at least – in that country? Certainly – and sadly - that's the message that is increasingly being heard from experts.

BREAKING NEWS: Thousands Of Iraq Christians Flee After Islamic Takeover (Update)

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service iraq-christiansBAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of Christians and other residents began fleeing Mosul on Tuesday, May 10, after Islamic militants overran much of Iraq's second largest city, "killing hundreds" while seizing churches and government buildings.

Iraq Christians Kidnapped Amid Heightened Security Concerns

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Security forces on Wednesday, September 28, still searched for three Iraqi Christians, a week after they were reportedly kidnapped by suspected militants in Iraq's northern city of Kirkuk.

Iraq Christians Fear More Violence After Church Attacks, Killings

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service iraq-christiansBAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians in Iraq feared more violence Saturday, June 29, after several Assyrian Christian shops and one church were attacked, killing two people and injuring a dozen others, church representatives said.

US House Calls For Mideast Religious Rights Envoy

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By BosNewsLife Americas Service christiansegyptWASHINGTON, USA (BosNewsLife)-- A key rights official has "praised" a U.S. House of Representatives resolution for the creation of a special diplomatic envoy for religious freedom in the Middle East.

Iraq Christians Facing Crucifixions, Torture By Islamic State Militants

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service christianrescuedBAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Iraqi Christians are facing crucifixions, torture and sex slavery in areas controlled by the Islamic State group, but at least some of them have forgiven those who persecuted them, according to testimonies seen by BosNewsLife.