Egypt and the Complexities of Keeping Christians Safe

Coptic Christians rallied in Cairo for religious tolerance (AP Photo).

By John L. Allen Jr. http://www.cruxnow.com - March 2015 Transcendent causes are often born of startlingly clear moral options. Yes or no to equality for African-Americans was the heart of the civil rights movement in the United States, for instance, just as yes or no to self-determination was the basis of decolonization across the developing world. As those causes ...

‘Shadow war’ targets Christians in Syria

John L. Allen Jr.  17/7/13 Christian minorities face threats in many parts of the convulsed Middle East today, but perhaps nowhere is the danger more acute than in Syria amid that nation's bloody civil war. An Internet video that went viral in late June, purportedly showing the beheading of three Christian clergymen by Syrian militants, was initially believed ...