In many ways, the world hates Christianity, which according to the Pew Research Center is the least-hated religion.
While it ranks a respectable 19th on the US list, it is the only one in North America that doesn’t rank in the top five.
While that might not be a surprise, it might not surprise you, given that this is a Christian religion that has been vilified for decades.
And it is precisely this vilification that the church is trying to change.
It’s not just Christianity that is being singled out for vilification, but also other faiths.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) lists Hinduism, Buddhism and Judaism among the world’s most persecuted religious groups.
For the first time ever, it ranks the Church of Scientology in the list of most persecuted religions.
And according to a report released last month by the UN’s Commission of Inquiry on Religious Freedom, the church of Scientology is the most persecuted religion in the world.
While it is true that many people in the West do not share the same religious beliefs as those who do, the Christian Church is also at the centre of a global war.
As one Christian journalist put it in a recent piece for The Guardian, “Christianity is in a state of constant war against the idea of God.”
As a result, Christians are often ostracised, discriminated against and even killed.
In 2013, a prominent Christian minister was forced to flee his home in Australia after being arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a child.
In 2016, a priest in Australia was murdered after allegedly molesting a teenage girl.
This year, an Irish woman was killed in her car after she was allegedly sexually assaulted by a church priest.
In 2014, a young girl was found murdered in her home in Argentina.
This week, a pastor in the US was found guilty of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl and sentenced to 35 years in prison.
These are just a few examples of how Christian persecution has been documented and how Christian beliefs have been used to marginalise others.
In the case of the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, he was accused of raping a woman in his church.
While the judge found that there was insufficient evidence to convict Williams of rape, the allegations against him were used to vilify him as a “pervert.”
He was also forced to leave his diocese in North Carolina.
A similar story played out with the Archbishop of Chicago.
While there is no proof that the alleged abuse took place, the Catholic Church has tried to portray Archbishop Charles Chaput as a sexual predator and an “extremist.”
In response to the allegations, Chaput resigned from his position and fled the country, while the Archdiocese of Chicago, which has a large population of people of faith, was forced by state law to relocate its entire congregation to a neighboring city.
The persecution of Christians in the United States is a global phenomenon, but the attacks on churches are a particular issue for the United Kingdom.
In 2017, there were reports of Christian homes being targeted in the country by arsonists who claimed they were targeting Christian homes because they were “failing” to provide adequate heating.
The church was ordered to remove the fire hazard from their property.
In 2016, two churches in Birmingham, England, were burned down by a group of angry anti-Christian protesters.
The arsonists were reportedly members of the “Church of Satan”, a far-right Christian extremist group.
The attacks on Christian homes have been documented in many other countries.
In South Africa, a woman was reportedly killed and more than 70 people were injured in attacks by Christian extremists on the city’s largest Catholic church.
In India, Christians were reportedly attacked and physically assaulted by Muslim mobs after the attack on a Hindu temple.
In Indonesia, in 2017, a Christian school teacher was brutally murdered by a Muslim mob in front of her students.
In 2018, in a hate crime, a Muslim man attacked a Christian couple in Germany, who were celebrating the birth of their first child.
In response to these attacks, a church in Texas was torched and destroyed by an anti-religious mob.
In September 2018, a British mother was attacked in a street in Bradford, England.
She was found dead with her hands bound behind her back, and her son was accused to have helped her.
She had been raped and beaten.
While the persecution of Christian people has been well documented, the attacks by Muslims against Christian homes are not.
As a result of the increasing Islamophobia in the U.S., the country’s largest Muslim community, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), has issued a statement that they will be seeking to take legal action against the Christian Churches in Texas and other states that are experiencing increased Islamophobia.ISNA is a Muslim-led organisation which is affiliated with the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), the body that is responsible for organising interfaith events in Britain.
In March 2018, the MCB