Posts about Iraq

Orthodox News

CNN: Extremism Fuels Abuse of Christians in Mideast

Raymond Ibrahim’s new opinion piece just published on CNN argues that extremism breeds extremism, and that Christians are suffering greater persecution…

Jul 05, 2014
The Sounding

Elizabeth Prodromou: No Room for Lukewarm as Mideast Christians Die

Dr. Elizabeth Prodromou is a frequent contributor at OCN, where her knowledge and insights are greatly respected. The following is an excerpt of a recent…

Jul 05, 2014
Orthodox News

Daily Star, Lebanon: ISIS Crucifies 8 Rebels in Aleppo

OCN continues its efforts to call attention to the atrocities being committed in Syria and Iraq. It is difficult to see pictures and read stories of such…

Jul 05, 2014
Orthodox News

Daily Star: Patriarchs Call on Region’s Christians to Hold Onto Their Lands

The Lebanon Daily Star reports that Patriarchs of Eastern churches in the region are calling on Christians to hold onto their lands in Iraq and Syria,…

Jul 02, 2014
OCN Now Radio

Orthodoxy and Islam: ISIS

ISIS has declared its plan to take over large territories in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Ralph Sidway offers a crash course on this Islamic…

Jun 30, 2014
Orthodox News

NPR: For Iraqi Christians, Return To Captured City Is A Fraught Mandate

For those of us watching the desperate plight of Christians in Iraq, it’s hard to imagine the courage it would take for a Christian to re-enter the…

Jun 28, 2014
Orthodox News

Christians in Mosul Face Extinction

Many news reports have described how Christians in Mosul (also known as Nineveh) are desperately fleeing their homes as the region is overtaken by the…

Jun 24, 2014
This Week in Orthodoxy

Christian Crisis in Iraq and Other International News

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…

Jun 20, 2014
Orthodox News

Vatican Radio: Mosul now emptied of Christians, says Catholic Archbishop

A Catholic archbishop seeking shelter in a village a few miles outside the beleaguered city brings us this report on the flight of Christians from Mosul….

Jun 13, 2014
Orthodox News

AINA: The Cleansing of Iraq’s Christians Is Entering Its End Game

The news for Christians in the Middle East gets worse and worse. A group notorious for its brutality to Christians has taken over the city of Mosul in…

Jun 13, 2014