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ISIS, ISIL, Daesh — Explaining the Many Names for Terrorists

What does each name for this terrorist group mean, and why would a person use one over another?

God Did Not Create Robots

A look at the immoral present and future of drone warfare.

Conversations We Should Be Having About War

“American Sniper” highlights the disproportionate burden of war carried by combat veterans.

The Religions that Survived 14 Centuries of Islamic Rule

When Islam was at its strongest, it was also at its most open-minded.

Want to Argue About Islamic Violence? Know These 5 Facts First

Some facts on the ground of our national debate about Islam and violence.

Why a Wisconsin Man Decided to Take on the Islamic State

Jordan Matson joined Kurdish forces three weeks ago to help end the Islamic State’s reign of terror.

It Will Not Always Be This Way

There’s a crispness in the air, a fresh wind blowing, a Presence that would have us know that there is newness coming.

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Obama’s ISIL Strategy: Just More Endless War

Why President Obama’s planned military strikes on ISIS do not fit the criteria for a Just War.

You Need to Be More Shocked By What’s Happening in Iraq

Why we need to get angry, get concerned, and take action today.

Takfirism: The Key to Understanding ISIL

How the Islamic State used a centuries-old practice to justify ideological cleansing and violent extremism.

5 Numbers You Need to Know This Week

Revealing statistics related to today’s trending stories.

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Someone Tell the President: Iraqi Christians are Dying

In the case of Iraq’s religious minorities, the Obama White House’s time delay has had deadly results.

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Religious Conservatives Call on U.S. to “Destory” Islamic State

A coalition of religious leaders has signed a petition urging for military force to stop the killing of religious minorities in Iraq.

How You Can Help in Iraq

A list of organizations facing funding shortfalls for their urgent work in Iraq.

#WeAreN and #YouAreNot

Whose suffering matters to you? With whom are you willing to stand?

Islamic Extremists Impose Reign of Terror on Iraq

Christians and other minorities were given an ultimatum: Convert to Islam or face execution.

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Why the Loss of Christians Is So Tragic for Iraq

The Christians who are being driven out of Iraq are taking with them a unique theological concept that could help heal the suffering country.

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Images: Christians Are Fleeing Iraq, Persecution Under ISIS

For the first time in 2,000 years, there are no Christians in Mosul. What will become of other Iraqi Christians?

ISIL Declares Itself “The Islamic State”

As clashes between ISIL insurgents and the Iraqi military continue, ISIL, in a symbolic gesture, announces a new Islamic State.

Will U.S. action in Syria hasten the extinction of Christianity in the Middle East?

Syria the home to some of the oldest Christian communities in the world, and its history offers an important counter example to the experience of Christianity elsewhere.