As a board member of Aid to the Church in Need USA (ACNUSA), I attended a recent conference in Washington, D.C., “Under Caesar’s Sword,” dedicated to analyses of the persecution of Christians around the world. As the report upon which the conference was based puts it:
Christians around the world suffer persecution at the hands of both state and non-state actors. Among the state actors are Islamist, Communist, religious nationalist, and secular regimes, while non-state actors include violent religious extremists.
As you may well imagine, the speakers at the conference (including our TCT colleague George J. Marlin, Board Chairman of ACNUSA) had