French woman who escaped ISIS lives to tell about its horrors

Sophie Kasiki writes of her experience in a new book “to prevent others … from falling for the Islamic State’s culture of death.”

Terrorism is Islamic issue, say some Muslims

Muslims in the West must step up and admit terrorism is rooted in extremist Islam, say four Muslim think-tank panelists.

An eerie calm: Iraqi Christians anxiously ponder their future

Before 2003, there were an estimated 1.5 million Christians in Iraq. These days, about 400,000 remain.

U.S. must ‘destroy’ Islamic State, say religious conservatives

A coalition of more than 50 religious leaders calls on President Obama to sharply escalate military action against Islamic extremists in Iraq.

Pope’s message of peace meets reality of war

“You cannot bring hatred in the name of God,” Pope Francis declares. “You cannot make war in the name of God!”

Islamic extremists impose reign of terror in Iraq

The militant group — so radical it was rejected even by al-Qaida — give Christians and other minorities an ultimatum: Convert to Islam or face execution.

Sem to live-stream ‘Responding to Islam’ lecture

Presenting the lecture is the Rev. Dr. Abjar Bahkou, an LCMS clergyman in Texas who was raised Syrian Orthodox.

Arabic catechism aids sharing Gospel with Arab Americans

The resource can help congregations overcome culture and language barriers in their communities.

Sem’s EIIT offers free lecture on Islam

The lecture, “Responding to Islam,” on March 27 at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, will be given by the Rev. Dr. Abjar Bahkou.

UK minister calls on West to protect Christian minorities

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, the government’s minister for faith and the first Muslim member of a British cabinet, said religious freedom is a proxy for human rights.

State Department names Boko Haram a terrorist organization

Boko Haram, which means “Western education is forbidden,” is responsible for thousands of deaths in northeast and central Nigeria, according to the U.S. State Department.