Jul 27, 2020
Burning Cathedrals, Burning Questions About Religious Freedom
Nantes’ 600-year-old Gothic church, the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, one of France’s most cherished landmarks, was intentionally set ablaze by arsonists on July...
Jul 21, 2020
Erdogan and His Quest For Hagia Sophia
In recent days, much has been written about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decision to convert the ancient Christian church Hagia Sophia—the Church of the Holy...
Jun 12, 2020
USCIRF Hearing: Applause and Alarm for Syria’s Fledgling Northeast Government
On June 10, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) hosted a crucial hearing in response to numerous reports of religious freedom violations in Northeast...
Jun 11, 2020
'Black Lives Matter' in Nigeria, Too, Amid Increasing Violence
For good reason, there has been a national outcry about the brutal death of George Floyd, a black man who died under the knee of a white police officer in Minneapolis. The video of...
May 26, 2020
Witnessing the Growing Rise of Anti-Semitism As a Non-Jew
During the wonderful decade I lived in Jerusalem I received an education that no university could have possibly provided. To this day, I’m still amazed by the many living...
May 22, 2020
India is a U.S. Ally While Persecuting Christians
India is one of the world’s most enticing tourist destinations, offering photogenic locales and an enticing and vibrant culture. Today, however, the sub-continent’s...
May 8, 2020
A Mother’s Day Prayer for a Nigerian Miracle
For most of us, Mother’s Day marks an annual occasion for celebrating the blessings of family. While celebrations will be different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic,...
May 4, 2020
De Blasio Targets NYC Jewish Community Amidst Rising Global Anti-Semitism
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Jewish-oriented coronavirus tweet of this past week is bad enough. When placed in context of growing global anti-Semitism, it is tragic. De...
Apr 22, 2020
Is the World Ignoring a Christian Genocide in Nigeria?
How much do Westerners know about Nigeria? Do we recognize it as Africa’s largest nation? Are we aware of its considerable economic importance? Are Western Christians alert to...
Mar 31, 2020
China's People of Faith are Canaries in a Coal Mine
Call it COVID-19. Or novel coronavirus. Or the now-politically incorrect term “Chinese flu.” But thanks to the virus’s unrivaled global threat, all eyes are...
Mar 27, 2020
Iran's Imprisoned Christians Face New Danger: COVID-19
“The new coronavirus kills one person every 10 minutes in Iran,” according to Kianush Jahanpur, Iran’s health ministry spokesman tweeted. “Based on our...
Mar 20, 2020
China's Abuses Against Uighurs Not Going Away
A troubling report from the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) was released on Mar. 13, 2020. It accused the People’s Republic of China of using Uighur...
Mar 11, 2020
A Purim Lesson at the White House
The first venue that comes to mind when Purim celebrations are being organized is not likely to be the White House. But this year, the saga of Queen Esther, her faithful...
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