From Syria and Iraq to Iran and Pakistan, Christians and other minorities are being persecuted by Islamists. Can they be stopped?

As a Christian, I was deeply moved by a visit to the Holy Land

A superb new film vividly portrays the use and abuse of scripture by slavers to justify their evil acts

Kate Cooper’s pacy tale of heroines, virgins and martyrs recounts the largely unknown role of women in shaping the early Church

Celebrating a convert to Christianity whose thinking was bold and writing imaginative

In 64BC, Roman general Pompey annexed a potentially volatile Syria. Then, as now, where Western concerns are paramount, intervention needs to be diplomatic and risk-taking

Three years after revolution first hit the Middle East, it remains unclear whether countries in the region will yet forge pluralistic democracies

Thanks to his leap of faith, this gloomy Dane has been neglected by the intelligentsia

Diarmaid MacCulloch’s new book on the Christian Church is entitled Silence but it might’ve been better if he’d just kept quiet

Faced with an astonishing revival of Christianity in China, Beijing is reacting with a mixture of alarm, repression and control