A book investigating the treatment of Christians in several continents is to be released this year, in the midst of the current human rights cases concerning the freedom of Christians in the UK.
Rupert Shortt’s Christianophobia reveals cases of oppression in numbers he claims are greater than that of any other faith group.
The author asserts that even governments promising protection of religious minorities routinely break pledges – with life-shattering consequences.
Christianophobia looks throughout recent history, pointing to examples of intolerance in places such as Egypt, Pakistan and Burma.
Mr Shortt is Religion Editor of Times Literary Supplement, contributes to the Guardian and The Times and is a Visiting Fellow of Blackfriars Hall, Oxford.
Christianophobia will be released 1 November 2012.