NEWS ALERT: 11 Killed In Iraq Christmas Attacks

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service 041116_iraq_christians_hmed_8ahmediumMOSUL, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- At least 11 people were killed in several attacks in Iraq Friday, December 25 as security forces struggled to protect Christians against Christmas attacks following deadly church bombings this week.

Hungary Urges EU, NATO To Protect Iraq Christians

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife iraq-christiansBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary has urged the European Union and the NATO military alliance to help protect the Christian community in Iraq as hundreds of thousands of believers are fleeing Islamic State militants.

‘Defying ISIS’: Book Urges Christians to Act in ‘Holocaust’ (Column)

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist RothpictureBAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife Columns)-- Western Christians have been shell-shocked by the Islamic State (ISIS) holocaust against fellow believers in the Middle East, and have little idea how to respond, beyond prayer and some giving to relevant charities. That's how I see things. So a timely new book is relevant. It is “Defying ISIS” by Johnnie Moore, an American author, business executive and religious freedom activist.

Modern Day Exodus Of Iraqi Christians Amid Violence, IOM Says

By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- A modern day exodus of Christians into the autonomous Kurdish regions of Iraq have greatly increased after a series of attacks against them, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

EU Urged To Make Religious Freedom Priority After Deadly Clashes

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian member of the European Parliament has urged the European Union's foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, to make more rights for Egyptian Christians, also known as Copts, a policy priority and to develop an EU strategy for religious freedom.

Prayers Near White House For Iraqi Christians Amid Deadly Violence

By BosNewsLife Amercas and Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos WASHINGTON/BAGHDAD (BosNewsLife)-- Iraqi diplomats, Christians and religious groups were among those expected to attend a prayer vigil Monday, February 14, in front of the White House to support "persecuted Christians and religious freedom for all in Iraq," organizers said.

BREAKING NEWS: Four Iraq Christians Killed In Bombings

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service
Iraqi+Christians+Celebrate+Christmas+Baghdad+OvXhjZdp_d_lBAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Iraqi Christians "requested prayers" Wednesday, December 16, after at least four people were killed in bombings targeting churches and a Christian school in Iraq's troubled northern city of Mosul, a Christian advocacy group confirmed.

Muslim Militants Attack Iraq’s John the Baptist Followers; Several Killed

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service plusBAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- As Islamic militants stepped up deadly attacks, there were security concerns Thursday, April 30, in Iraq about the plight of followers of the Biblical preacher John the Baptist, who led a movement of baptism at the Jordan River.

NEWS ALERT: Nuns, Orphans, Released In Iraq

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos 041116_iraq_christians_hmed_8a_hmedium1BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Friends expressed relief Wednesday, July 16, after five Christians, including two nuns and three orphans, were released in Iraq by Islamic militants, but concern remained about the future of Iraq's dwindling Christian community.

Iranian Pastor Nadarkhani ‘Still Alive’, Awaiting Verdict

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iranian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani who faces execution for refusing to abandon his faith in Christ and embrace Islam was still alive Thursday, March 29, "through the power of Jesus Christ and prayers", an official assisting him told BosNewsLife.