If Christians and other religious minorities disappear in Iraq and Syria, "pluralism and stability leave with them," the head of the Knights of Columbus told a congressional commission April 19.
Eco Catholic: Bertha Isabel Zuniga Caceres spent four days in Washington asking for an independent investigation into her mother's assassination.
Editorial: The world community must act to solve the horrific crisis in Syria.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that atrocities carried out by the Islamic State group against Yezidis, Christians and other minorities were genocide.
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Eco Catholic: At least 25 Catholic groups joined nongovernmental organizations in condemning the murder of Honduran environmental activist Berta Caceres.
The Knights of Columbus and In Defense of Christians contend that Christians in Libya, Iraq and Syria are victims of genocide carried out by the Islamic State in new report.
The House Foreign Affairs Committee passed a bipartisan measure condemning as genocide the killing of Christians, Yezidis, other ethnic and religious minorities by Islamic State militants in the Middle East.
The Knights of Columbus, based in New Haven, Connecticut, and the Washington-based group In Defense of Christians have mounted a petition campaign asking John Kerry to make a genocide declaration.
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