News & analysis
This is a collection of recent articles and research written by the Barnabas team.
Christian and other minority women raped in Iraq prison by ISIS militantsCountry/Region: Middle East and North Africa, Iraq
Reports have emerged that Christian woman who are being held captive in Mosul’s Badush prison by ISIS (the Sunni militant group which now wishes to be known as the Islamic State) have been given the option either to convert to their brand of Islam or to suffer daily rape.
ISIS expands territory in the Middle East, aims to eliminate Christian presence
The Islamist militant group ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, which now prefers to be known simply as the Islamic State) is widening its control of territory in the Middle East.
Sri Lankan court reinstates deportation of persecuted Pakistanis
On Monday (1 September), a Sri Lankan court gave permission for the authorities to proceed with the deportation of Pakistani asylum seekers, including Christians, from Sri Lanka.
Nepali pastor released after two years in prison
On 17 July, the Nepali authorities released a Christian pastor who had been incarcerated for almost two years after being arrested for eating beef.
Editorial: The Two Faces of Islam
Last month I was in Damascus. I had the great privilege of meeting Dr Ahmad Badr Al-Din Hassoun, the Grand Mufti of Syria. He is a man of peace who pleads repeatedly for equal and harmonious relations between Muslims, Christians and followers of all religions as members of one human family.
Sri Lankan court suspends deportation of persecuted Pakistanis
The Sri Lankan Court of Appeal has suspended the deportation of Pakistani asylum seekers, who are mainly Christians and members of other persecuted religious minorities...
Displaced Iraqi Christians die in miserable conditions
Reports have emerged that Iraqi Christians driven from their homes by Islamist militants are beginning to die in crowded camps and other temporary places of refuge.
Indian Christian women arrested following false accusations of forced conversions
Four Christian women were arrested in the Indian state of Karnataka after visiting the home of a non-Christian family.