Faith and Justice: Syria has suffered like few countries in the world. The country and its people need our help and assistance.
Baghdad's small Catholic community is celebrating the Stations of the Cross each Friday during Lent. Recently, I spoke with Fr. Khalid Marogi, an Iraqi priest about the significance of the cross to persecuted Iraqi Christians.
Just Catholic: The hooligans of the so-called Islamic State group are what they complain about. Even as they say iconography is evil, they create new gods to worship: themselves.
Christian leaders again called for help for Assyrian Christians as Islamic State militants stepped up their attacks against their towns in northern Syria.
Syria's northeast Hassakeh province is emerging as the new battlefield in the fight against extremist group. Analysts say Hassakeh province, which extends like a thumb into neighboring Iraq and Turkey, could become the fault line of a new multifront and lengthy war between Islamic State militants and Christians allied with Kurdish fighters.
Noam Chomsky, an American linguist and political dissident, has called the Islamic State terrorist group one of the "main effects" of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq.
The remark was made Monday in an interview with Democracy Now!
Making a Difference: Instead of fueling war, we need to pressure our government to provide assistance to those suffering because of the Islamic State.
Refugees fleeing from under the thumb of the Islamic State say that the group's success in establishing order has since been overshadowed by continued brutality.
Faith and Justice: It may be time to recognize Iraq as the failed state it is. No military solution will work that does not respect the Iraqis' legitimate aspirations for autonomy.
On the one hand, it proposes to sunset military action after three years. On the other, it contains no geographic limitations and uses foggy language.
More than a quarter of Americans and nearly half of senior Protestant pastors say the Islamic State terrorist group offers a true representation of Islamic society, according to a pair of new surveys by LifeWay Research.