Posts about Iraq

Orthodox News

France Offers Asylum to Iraqi Christians

Radio Free Europe — France says it is ready to welcome Christians from northern Iraq who have been told by Islamic extremists ruling the region to…

Jul 29, 2014
Orthodox News

Al Jazeera: Iraq Christians get Islamic State’s warning

Source:  Al Jazeera Iraq Christians get Islamic State’s warning Islamic State group tells Christian community in Mosul they face death if they do…

Jul 19, 2014
Orthodox News

ICN: What Future Do Christians Have in the Middle East?

Violence against Christians in the Middle East continues with no foreseeable end. This region is where Christian history began on Earth, but will Christians…

Jul 14, 2014
Orthodox News

AINA: Churches Occupied, Mosques Destroyed, Nuns and Orphans Kidnapped in Iraq

In addition to destroying rival Muslim holy places, ISIS militants now claim to have occupied cathedrals belonging to Chaldean and Orthodox Christians…

Jul 08, 2014
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

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