Christian minority

Sri Lanka’s Churches Open for First Time Since Easter Bombings

Churches in two of the cities in Sri Lanka targeted by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL)-linked attack that killed and wounded hundreds of Christians on Easter opened their doors to worshippers this Sunday under tight security measures, more than 20 days after the rampage.

TOPSHOT - Sri Lankan Catholic devotees pray during a mass at the St. Theresa's church as the Catholic churches hold services again after the Easter attacks in Colombo on May 12, 2019. - A Sri Lankan province north of the capital was under indefinite curfew on May 14 after the …

Christian Group: Boko Haram Razed at Least 1,125 Churches Since 2009

Boko Haram jihadis have set ablaze a total of 1,125 churches and other religious structures belonging to just one Christian denomination in Nigeria since the terrorist group launched an uprising for Islamist rule in the African country in 2009, Rev. Joel Billi, the leader of the victimized group known as the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria, reportedly revealed this week.

Anti-riot policemen look at a burnt mud house in Gubio in Borno State, northeast Nigeria, on May 26, 2015. A weekend attack by Boko Haram in the northeast Nigerian town of Gubio left 37 people dead, with more than 400 buildings destroyed by fire, local vigilantes said on May 26. …