Today offers the chance for MPs to begin to redeem themselves. After an attempt by David Cameron to intervene in Syria that fell flat on its face and an Iraq war based on dodgy evidence, the House of Commons once again… Read More ›
How much aid did the UK government give to countries where Christians are persecuted in 2013?
Today the widely respected Open Doors 2014 World Watch List is published. It is the only annual global survey of Christian religious freedom and since its inception in 2002 it has ranked the 50 countries most hostile to Christian believers during… Read More ›
Clearing up the mess that deliberately alarmist journalism leaves behind
Late on Friday night I received a message from a friend at Christian Aid who was considerably concerned about a Telegraph article that had just been published entitled Charity millions ‘going to Syrian terror groups’. The strap line under the headline… Read More ›
#prayforpeace in Syria – learning from a revolution of prayer that brought down the Berlin Wall
So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and petition, in fasting, and in sackcloth and ashes. (Daniel 9:3) Pope Francis is definitely getting the hang of social media. Since announcing on the 1st of September… Read More ›
David Cameron and Ed Miliband: heroic or humiliating leadership?
Again I looked and saw all the oppression that was taking place under the sun: I saw the tears of the oppressed— and they have no comforter; power was on the side of their oppressors— and they have no comforter…. Read More ›
New global report finds persecution of Christians increased in 2012
For the last 11 years, Open Doors the charity founded in 1955 by Brother Andrew, author of God’s Smuggler has produced a list of the top 50 countries where Christians are most likely to be persecuted. This is a detailed academic exercise… Read More ›
Don’t ignore the persecution of Christians in Syria
Both the Barnabas Fund and Open Doors have been busy highlighting the plight of Christians in Syria over the last week. Their situation is becoming increasingly desperate. According to Barnabas Fund who have partners on the ground there, the city… Read More ›