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Orthodox News

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…

Aug 28, 2014
The Sounding

Conversations with Abba Isaac: Violence in the Middle East

In June of 2014, the city of Mosul fell to the militant Islamic group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). As most are aware, Mosul…

Aug 27, 2014
Orthodox News

AINA: 5 Refugees Dying Per Day

(AINA) — The Hammurabi Human Rights Organization* has issued its latest report, dated August 21, 2014, on the situation in North Iraq. Status of…

Aug 23, 2014
The Sounding

Iraqi TV Host Breaks Down in Tears at Plight of Christians

Christians are by no means the only ones who oppose the extremist ideology and horrific practices of ISIS. In this short video clip, which includes English…

Aug 22, 2014
Orthodox News

Syria Pulse: Aleppo’s Forgotten Christians

By Edward Dark ALEPPO, Syria — Walking through the largely Christian neighborhoods of Aleppo city — Azizieh, Siryan, Sulaimaniyah and Midan — you…

Aug 18, 2014
The Sounding

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,…

Aug 16, 2014
This Week in Orthodoxy

ISIS Committing Genocide Against Christians

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. Segment 1. News…

Aug 15, 2014
The Sounding

Persecution of Christians: What You Should Know

The systematic persecution of Christians in Iraq is indicative of the persecution of Christians in the Middle East; cruel and barbaric. Like many minorities,…

Aug 14, 2014
Orthodox News

Ecumenical Patriarch: Persecutions in Iraq Unjustifiable Before Both God and Humankind

Statement By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew On The Present Violence In Iraq The recent wave of violence against innocent families and…

Aug 13, 2014
Orthodox News

It’s Genocide, Syriac Orthodox Bishop Says of ISIS Attacks on Christians

“It’s genocide, ethnic cleansing.” Syriac Orthodox Archbishop Nikodimos Daoud of Mosul gave this impassioned — and now famous — interview…

Aug 13, 2014
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