(RNS) — 'They were refugees, they did what the world wanted them to do. They went back home, they tried to rebuild and then we just opened the gates for more terror to come back again into their lives after they were trying to rebuild.'
(RNS) — Christian aid organizations in Syria have sprung into action in response to the new conflict in the region and are vowing to stay with the Kurds as the crisis grows.
(RNS) — While, as Tom Petty sang, we don’t have to live like refugees, we do have to remember what it means to live like a refugee.
(RNS) — It takes a strong sense of compartmentalization to square Christianity’s ethical demands for truth-telling, integrity and human rights with the Trump White House’s elastic relationship with the truth.
(The Conversation) — In a region where religion and politics are often intertwined, the Kurdish state is secular, and the current conflict threatens to end one of the only such democracies in the Middle East.
ISTANBUL, Turkey (RNS) — For many in Turkey, Brunson's case has little to do with his faith or his work as a missionary, and everything to do with how Washington addresses the concerns of Ankara.
She said it was the word for "deliberately destroying lives and wiping out the existence Christians and other religious minorities."
Islamic State militants overran Sinjar last year, purging its Yazidi population -- with the collaboration of Sunni residents who once lived in peace with their Yazidi neighbors.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) City officials would have us believe all is harmony in Music City. But with the country's largest community of Iraqi Kurds and sizable groups of Latinos, Somalis and Bhutanese moving into "the Buckle of the Bible Belt" that isn't always the case.