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Police conclude investigation into “payments to Daesh” for release of sex-slaves

The former Vicar of Baghdad, Canon Andrew White, has said that he faces no charges following allegations that he paid a ransom to Daesh.

07 June 2018

Eleven killed as Egyptian Copts targeted in fresh terror attacks

Eight Christians and a Muslim policeman have been killed in an Islamist terror attack on a church in the southern Cairo district of Helwan.

02 January 2018

US priest rallies support for displaced Iraqi Christians

It took just one pivotal conversation for the Revd Chris Bishop to feel a powerful calling to travel to northern Iraq as an unofficial Episcopal ambassador to displaced Christians.

19 December 2016

Jordanian prince and Jewish academic decry plight of Middle East Christians

Prince Hassan of Jordan, a Muslim, has teamed up with Dr Ed Kessler, the Jewish interfaith expert, to issue a joint denunciation of the persecution of Christians in the Middle East.

24 August 2016

Prayer response to Turkey airport terror attack

Last night’s terror attack at Istanbul International Airport has been met with a wave of prayer from Anglican and other Christian leaders.

29 June 2016

Orlando shooting: "Words of condolence have little value"

The Bishop of Central Florida, the Rt Revd Gregory Brewer, has responded to this weekend’s shooting at an Orlando nightclub by acknowledging that “words of condolence have little value”. 

13 June 2016

US Government declares Daesh persecution of Christians a genocide

The US Government has declared the persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East by Daesh (the self-proclaimed “Islamic State”) as a genocide. The statement, made today by US Secretary of State John Kerry, follows similar declarations in the past few months by the Council of Europe and the European Parliament.

17 March 2016

Prayers offered after killing of nuns in Yemen

Four Roman Catholic nuns and 12 other staff and residents at a care home for the elderly in the Yemeni port city of Aden were killed on Friday in an attack that has been blamed on Daesh. The nuns were members of the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Mother Teresa of Calcutta. The Anglican Bishop of Cyprus and the Gulf, Bishop Michael Lewis, has expressed concern following the killing.

07 March 2016

Bishops express concern at extension of UK's anti-Daesh airstrikes

75 years after Coventry Cathedral was destroyed in an aerial bombing campaign that blitzed the city around it; the Bishop of Coventry has warned against the “unintended consequences” of both physical and ideological collateral damage during a debate over whether or not Britain should expand its anti-Daesh campaign in Iraq to also include targets in Syrian territory.

03 December 2015

Archbishop of Canterbury speaks on UK's anti-Daesh military campaign

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has said that the “Just War” criteria have been met to justify military action against Daesh (IS, ISIL, ISIS) in Syria; but warned that merely bombing Daesh targets would “confirm their dreadful belief that what they are doing is the will of God.” He called for a holistic approach to tackling Daesh, which should include a “global theological component”.

02 December 2015