Extending Christ’s Mercy to Refugees

After consultation with SELK leaders and LCMS missionary staff in Europe, the Synod has established a restricted-use fund for donations for those compelled to help with LCMS mercy ministry and human-care efforts exclusively pertaining to the global refugee crisis.

Christian leaders: Middle East Christians must not be forgotten

Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox leaders join forces to call for an end to the silence over persecuted Christian communities in Egypt, Iraq and Syria.

Analysis: Persecuted Coptic Christians still hopeful

Persecution has become the plight of Christians in Egypt — where dozens of churches have been burned. Yet, many of Egypt’s Christians refrain from claiming they are persecuted. How can that be?

World Conference explores persecution, martyrdom

Leaders of church bodies and seminaries worldwide gather Aug. 8-11 in Palanga, Lithuania, for the International Lutheran Council’s Fifth World Seminaries Conference to explore “Suffering, persecution and martyrdom as a mark of the church.”