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26 March 2015
Petition for Christian woman sentenced to death shows strength of support.
23 March 2015
After a UN report said recent atrocities against Christians and other minorities in Iraq could be classed as genocide, ACN has called on the government to take action.
19 March 2015
Aid to the Church in Need called on President Modi to condemn the gang rape of a 72-year-old nun in India.
17 March 2015
Bishop Theophile Kaboy of Goma has spoken out about the murder of a priest who was machine gunned as he locked up Church.
16 March 2015
As 14 Christians were killed and more than 70 injured in attacks on churches yesterday, Archbishop Coutts of Karatchi claimed the PM ignored a court order to provide security of churches.
12 March 2015
Catholic priest describes being "choked" by police during protest march over violence against Christians.
9 March 2015
Christians and others fleeing Islamic State have been a key priority in ACN UK's latest help for the suffering Church.
2 March 2015
Reports state that the extremist group Islamic State has now released some of the Christian hostages it seized in north-east Syria last week.
26 February 2015
Hostages seized after the extremist group calling itself Islamic State took Assyrian Christian villages in Hassake governorate, north-east Syria, have begun to be killed. Reports indicate that around 15 are dead.
25 February 2015
The terror group calling itself the Islamic State has stepped up efforts to to seize Christian villages in Hassake governorate, north-east Syria, leaving hundreds homeless.
24 February 2015
Around 600 families have fled the advance of extremist group Islamic State, which has attacked Christian villages in north-east Syria.
20 February 2015
As the crisis grows in Syria, Aid to the Church in Need has announced 22 new aid projects totalling nearly 1.7 million pounds.
16 February 2015
Archbishop Bashar Warda, who oversees the care of thousands of displaced Iraqis, has urged the UK Government and others to continue to support suffering communities threatened with destruction by extremists.
11 February 2015
Bishop Matthew Kukah of Sokoto has denounced corruption in Nigeria's government, highlighting the challenges the country faces after the election.
6 February 2015
As Boko Haram violence increases north-east Nigeria a priest fears that the renewed onslaught could derail the forthcoming elections.