BBC: Turkey’s Religious Ghost Town

BBC: Turkey’s Religious Ghost Town

By Elizabeth Warkentin Few independent tourists make their way to Kayakoy, a ghost town just 5km west of the tattoo parlours, British pubs and dance clubs of Hisaronu, a raucous tourist resort on Turkey’s southwest coast. The abandoned village’s air of mystery – and off-the-beaten-path feel – is precisely what...

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NPR: Iraqi Christian Village: From Sanctuary to Ghost Town in 2 Months

NPR: Iraqi Christian Village: From Sanctuary to Ghost Town in 2 Months

By Peter Kenyon The northern Iraqi village of Al-Qosh was humming with activity — and some jitters — when NPR visited back in June. The Assyrian Christian villagers had opened their schools and homes to Iraqis fleeing the takeover of nearby Mosul by Islamist fighters calling themselves the Islamic State....

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CatholicCulture: Conversions to Christianity on the Rise in Egypt

CatholicCulture: Conversions to Christianity on the Rise in Egypt

By Catholic World News The situation of Coptic Christians in Egypt has improved since the 2013 military overthrow of the Muslim Brotherhood, and conversions from Islam to Coptic Christianity are on the rise, according to a report that appears on the website of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. “Organizations close...

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Assembly to Hold Clergy Laity Gathering in Dallas

Assembly to Hold Clergy Laity Gathering in Dallas

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America will commence its fifth annual meeting in Dallas, Texas with a pan-Orthodox Doxology and Clergy-Laity Gathering on the evening of Monday, September 15, 2014. All clergy and laity are invited to join in prayer during the Doxology, scheduled...

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Ten Questions for the Assembly of Bishops

Ten Questions for the Assembly of Bishops

In all of God’s earthly creation, only the human person has the ability to ask questions and seek answers. Asking questions reflects the fact that men and women are created in the image and likeness of God. Asking questions is also part of the gift of reason and therefore needs...

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