Earth & Conservation

Why It's So Dangerous To Be Christian In The Middle East

Under threat from ISIS, Christians in the Middle East are fleeing their homeland. So is the region losing its Christian population?

This month, a suicide bomber killed at least 25 people at a Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt. This was one of the deadliest attacks to ever target Coptic Christians, a religious minority that make up about ten percent of Egypt's population.

Copts and other Christian sects have long faced violence and discrimination in Egypt and other parts of the Middle East, where Islam is the dominant religion. So, what is life really like for Christians in the Middle East? Watch today's Seeker Daily video to find out.

Learn More:

BBC: Coptic Orthodox Church

Newsweek: The New Exodus: Christian Flee Isis in the Middle East

Pew Research: Concern for Christians in the Middle East helps drive historic meeting between Catholic, Orthodox leaders