Assyrian Hostages Released

Assyrian Hostages Released

The Assyrian International News Agency just reported that ISIS has released 22 Assyrian hostages! In the article they reported that Bishop Aprim was among 22 Assyrian hostages in Syria. The article goes on to list dates when hostages were taken and released from Hasaka, Qaryatain, and Khabur. It is reported...

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National Post: With ISIS an hour away, one of the only remaining Christian communities makes its ‘last stand in Iraq’

National Post: With ISIS an hour away, one of the only remaining Christian communities makes its ‘last stand in Iraq’

By Matthew Fisher IRBIL, Iraq — With extremists flying the black flag of the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham less than an hour down the road, the future of one of the last Christian communities in the Middle East is at grave risk of assimilation or annihilation. An estimated...

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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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8 Ways You Can Help Victims of Christian Genocide

8 Ways You Can Help Victims of Christian Genocide

Do you know what’s going in the Middle East right now? Ancient Christian communities are being driven from their homes, churches desecrated and destroyed, thousands of men, women, and children killed — some even publically executed in brutal fashion for their faith. The Syriac Orthodox bishop of Mosul has been...

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CNN: Persecution of Christians in Iraq is Genocide

CNN: Persecution of Christians in Iraq is Genocide

CNN’s Jonathan Mann speaks to Mark Arabo, a leader of the Chaldean Christian community and global spokesperson for Iraqi Christians. Among other atrocities, ISIS is beheading children. In this video, Mr. Arabo declares the persecution of Christians in Iraq a genocide and calls for action. Click to watch the video....

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For Middle East Christians, Past and Present Collide with Violence

For Middle East Christians, Past and Present Collide with Violence

Aldous Huxley, the author of Brave New World, once said, “That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important lesson of history.” When it comes to the Christians of the Middle East, we must learn from history and not repeat the same mistakes...

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