Sinai Province Steps Up Attacks on Coptic Christians

Two explosions on Palm Sunday are the latest in a series of attacks by ISIS' Egyptian affiliate against the minority.


Why Islamist Extremists Target Christians

The deadly Easter Sunday attack on a Lahore park has refocused attention on a community that has particularly suffered from jihadi...

Islamist extremism

Defender of the Faith? Russia's 'Holy War' in Syria

Russia's Orthodox Church and Syrian jihadis agree on one thing: that Russia's intervention in Syria is a 'holy war'.


Placing ISIS' Persecution of the Copts in Context

The murder of 21 Christians by ISIS in Libya brought condemnation from around the world....


The Lebanon Equation

Spillover from the Syrian conflict is upsetting the delicate religious balance in Lebanon....


In Their Own Words: Christian Minorities Under ISIS

In a conflict often dehumanised by the brutality of ISIS, Balint Szlanko speaks to the Christians of northern Iraq in the wake of ...

Religious freedom

Nigeria: Religious Leaders and Elections

As Nigeria's election cycle begins, Ian Linden looks back at the elections in 2011, and the violence that occurred after the polls...


The Continued Plight of Egypt's Copts

The coup removing President Morsi in July last year did not bring the Copts of Egypt the relief that many hoped for....


Five Questions on...Religion in Nigeria

Boko Haram continues to dominate the headlines on Nigeria, but no extremist group exists in a vacuum....