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National Council of Churches Issues Statement on Christian in ...

The National Council of Churches USA grieves for the plight of Christians and other religious minorities, including Yazidis, Turkmen, and Shabaks, in Iraq. In the early part of the last decade, there were some 1.5 million Christians living in that ... AINA, 4 days ago
Iraq: The Facts Concerned Women for America, 1 week ago

Blacktown Council's prayer a throwback to darkest days of colonial past

, noon exit The scene has been set for a heated debate over Blacktown Council's treatment of religious minorities, Aboriginal people and even Catholics at its meeting tomorrow night. Labor councillor Stephen Bali has accused mayor Len Robinson of ...
 Blacktown Sun19 hours ago

"There's too much accommodation to ethnic, religious minorities in the UK"

A damning report has found failures in political and police leadership as the lead factors in the sexual exploitation of 1,400 children in the British town of Rotherham. The investigation concluded that Rotherham's council knew as far back as 2005 ...
 Voice of Russia1 day ago
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Asphyxiating Minorities

Pakistan is increasingly failing to protect its minorities for two broad reasons: principally, rising religious intolerance and the space ceded to violent ideologies. —Sherry Rehman, former Ambassador to the US, 2011 Little noticed amidst ...
 Outlook India2 days ago Pakistan: Asphyxiating Minorities Analysis  Eurasia Review3 days ago

Islamic State fighters execute at least 80 Yazidi men in northern Iraq

Convert to Islam or die -- that's how the Islamic State fighters, also known as ISIS, are slaying religious minorities in Iraq. At least 80 Yazidi men were reportedly executed after Islamic State fighters swept into a Yazidi village in northern ...
 Arirang1 week ago New Video released by IS shows dozens of Yazidis converting to Islam  Jagran Post1 week ago Militants kill 80 Yazidis, kidnap women in Iraq  Xinhua News Agency1 week ago Sunni militants may have 'vicious plans' for hundreds of kidnapped women in Iraq: Report  Sify2 weeks ago

Making choices over Syria and Iraq?

The plight of religious minorities in Iraq has stirred the US into military intervention and air strikes, supporting a weak Iraqi army against advancing Islamic State fighters. But nearly three and a half years into the conflict in Syria, with at ...
 Al Jazeera1 week ago

US airdrops supplies to thousands besieged in Iraq

The U.S. military dropped humanitarian aid to tens of thousands of Iraqi religious minorities besieged by militants and desperately in need of food and water, President Barack Obama said late Thursday, defending the action as helping to prevent a possible ...
 Sify3 weeks ago US sending Iraq humanitarian aid, weighing strikes  Sify3 weeks ago

US developing rescue plan for Iraqi refugees

The 130 special advisers dispatched to Iraq this week have been tasked with developing a rescue plan for religious minorities trapped on Mount Sinjar, the Obama administration said Wednesday.The advisers "will make recommendations about how to follow-through on an effort to get the people off that mountain and into a safe place," said National Security Council spokesman Ben Rhodes. That could involve the use of troops, he said. ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

Impact of Iraq conflict on minorities 'devastating and irreversible': UN rights experts

New York, July 26 (IBNS) Two United Nations human rights experts warned on Friday that ethnic and religious minorities in Iraq are bearing the “devastating and irreversible” brunt of the conflict that has once again engulfed the country. I am gravely ...
 Sify1 month ago Iraq: UN Rights Experts Urge Action to Avoid Mass Atrocity  Scoop4 days ago Northern Iraq: UN rights experts urge action to avoid mass atrocity, potential genocide  Sify2 weeks ago

Sri Lanka Muslims cut back Friday prayers after unrest

Sri Lanka's Muslim minority held shortened Friday prayer services as religious tensions gripped the island after clashes with hardline Buddhists killed four people, an official said. The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka (MCSL) said Islamic clerics instructed ...
 Business Standard2 months ago Live: Dalai Lama urges Buddhists to halt violence against Muslims in Sri Lanka, Myanmar  Sify1 month ago Muslims close shops to protest Sri Lanka attacks  Sify2 months ago
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