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Apr 11, 2013 · “It is worth noting that Christians of the Eastern type (be they Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Nestorian, or even Eastern Catholic) bear the brunt of this persecution. “Christians of the Western type are quite content to fawn over their pope or sit mesmerized by the “messages” of Reverend Motivational Speaker-in-a-sports-arena.
The persecution of Christians can be historically traced from the first century of the Christian era to the present day. Christian missionaries and converts to Christianity have both been targeted for persecution, sometimes to the point of being martyred for their faith, ever since the emergence of Christianity.
Jan 23, 2020 · By the mangled logic used by certain Christians to define their religion as the most persecuted in light of these data released by Pew, it would be hypothetically possible for there to be one Christian in each of the 144 countries reported, for a total of 144 Christians in the world, and still be considered the most highly persecuted religion ...
Aug 09, 2013 · Source: Virtue Online By Ralph H. Sidway, guest contributor. Scarcely a day goes by now where we do not read of yet another in a constellation of initiatives being undertaken by both the Russian Orthodox Church and the Russian government on behalf of persecuted Christians and other victims in Syria, Egypt, and elsewhere in the world.
Apr 20, 2017 · "Protestant evangelical and Pentecostal Christians are more likely to be persecuted than mainline Protestants, Catholics, Orthodox Christians, or other Christians associated with ancient churches ...
Apr 21, 2017 · Mainline Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox Christians, on the other hand, are more likely to respond through strategies of association.” In the West, Christians face a subtle form of persecution associated with secularism, “particularly with respect to their convictions about sexuality, marriage and the sanctity of life,” the report said.
Apr 20, 2017 · A new study categorizes what kinds of responses emerge when Christians around the world are persecuted, noting that, most often, Christians choose a strategy of survival.
In recent years, not only Christians but also Jews, Buddhists and followers of folk or traditional religions have all experienced persecution in more countries than ever before. In 2010, Christians were harassed in 111 countries, but Muslims were not far behind, abused in 90 countries, while Jews were harassed in 68 countries.
Mar 06, 2017 · Christians are suffering from around the globe. "They are persecuted and killed because they are Christians," CNA quoted the pope. The video shows people of different nationalities who were depicted to be arrested and lined up for a mug shot while holding up signs that read "Protestant," "Catholic" and "Orthodox."
Apr 12, 2012 · Christians in the Middle East today include Copts, Maronites, Russian Orthodox, Greek Orthodox, Roman Catholics, Armenian Orthodox, Armenian Catholics, Assyrians, and Protestants. These groups have different liturgical languages, rituals, and customs, and different leaders who direct their faith.