Orthodoxy and Islam: ISIS

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 terrorist group. Who are they? How has the group developed? Who are they targeting and is the US in danger? Ralph Sidway blogs...

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

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 city of Mosul. Less than a month ago, there was a mass exodus of Christians from the city as ISIS took control and...

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Christians in Mosul Face Extinction

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 militant group ISIS. At the Orthodox Christian Network, we covered the crisis in our most recent online newscast, “The Christian Crisis in Iraq.” A recent...

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Christian Crisis in Iraq and Other International News

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 from around the Globe Christians in Iraq Flee Ancient Homes Our top story this week. After militants belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and...

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

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. The city was taken by an Islamic extremist group that also controls parts of northwestern Syria. Other news agencies are reporting that all those...

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

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 Iraq, triggering a mass exodus amidst growing instability and danger. Lord, have mercy. The Assyrian International News Agency has released this report....

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Who Speaks for the Persecuted?

Who Speaks for the Persecuted?

In the depths of a prison in Khartoum, a woman who just gave birth to her daughter is waiting to die. Her crime is being a Christian, and while she was given an opportunity to convert to Islam and spare her life, she chose to die instead. In Iran, a...

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Chiesa Online: What Remains of the Christians of the East

Chiesa Online: What Remains of the Christians of the East

Here is an article that was shared with us this morning, written by Sandro Magister of Chiesa, which highlights one of the great concerns of both Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, namely the flight of Christians from the Holy Lands and the Middle East. Mr. Magister, in a few...

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Watch Press Conference on Persecution of Christians – Part 2

Watch Press Conference on Persecution of Christians – Part 2

OCN Executive Director Rev. Dr. Christopher Metropulos was invited to attend a press conference in Washington, DC, sponsored by two members of Congress, calling attention to the persecution of Christians in the Middle East, especially in Egypt, Syria, and Iraq. Christian leaders from around the nation were present at the...

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Watch Press Conference on Persecution of Christians

Watch Press Conference on Persecution of Christians

OCN Executive Director Rev. Dr. Christopher Metropulos was invited to attend a press conference in Washington, DC, sponsored by two members of Congress, calling attention to the persecution of Christians in the Middle East, especially in Egypt, Syria, and Iraq. Christian leaders from around the nation were present at the...

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