Middle Eastern Christians—Increasingly an Oxymoron

Speaking of internationally vanishing Christianity (see below), Rich Lowery points out that upheavals in Iraq and now Egypt have been especially bad news for the Christian populations there: Before the invasion, roughly 1.4 million Christians lived in Iraq. About half of them have fled, with many more sure to follow. For a community that dates back almost to the inception More …

Taking the Temperature of Christianity, International Edition

Over at Conversion Diary, Jen asked her international readers to describe the religious climate in their countries. The distinct theme of the responses is that it’s mighty quiet in the church house out there. Many people talk about the remnants of a religious tradition in their countries, but nowadays, they say, nobody talks much about religion, and nobody goes to More …