Kamal Hourani is a first year student in the Religious Studies Program at Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts. He is also a participant of our Digital Disciples Program.
In a new article from the Christian Post, bishops of the Melkite and Syriac churches are quoted voicing the plight of Christians in the Middle East and asking western powers to support the Christians there more. Writer Stoyan Zaimov reports: “Syriac Patriarch Ignatius Joseph III Younan has warned that the vast refugee crisis in Iraq and Syria has reached ‘biblical proportions…’ ”
Other bishops are worried that Western countries are not doing all they can to accept refugees or curb the violence. The conflict in the Middle East is only continuing to grow as Russia is becoming more involved in strikes against ISIS. To read more from the mouths of Christians and for the full article, click here.
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