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.
ISIS’s threats to Christians not only extend throughout the Middle East but overseas as well. According to a recent article from the Christian Post, ISIS just last week hacked the website of Our Lady of Mercy, a Syriac Catholic Church in Sydney, Australia. The militant organization posted gruesome videos of executions on the website along with threatening messages of waging “war against non-believers until Rome is conquered.”
This congregation believes they were hacked since they are mostly Iraqis and Syrians. Additionally, their community has several refugees from the Middle East.
Members of the community took to the church’s facebook page to respond to ISIS’s posts.
“We do not retaliate with guns or unkind words, but through the power of Christ in prayer, faith, hope, love and knowledge,” one post stated. “We ask everyone to keep vigilant and pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters.”
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