Is This the End for Middle Eastern Christians?

Is This the End for Middle Eastern Christians?

A recent article by Douglas Murray in The Spectator asks a pressing question: Why are we abandoning the Middle East’s Christians to Isis? Murray’s answer is largely narrative. He attended a Syriac Christian church in the UK on a Sunday and spoke to the people there. Many are recent refugees,...

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This Week in Orthodoxy, October 31, 2014

This Week in Orthodoxy, October 31, 2014

Hello, I’m Emmy Louvaris with “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. These are the stories making headlines this week: Mosul’s Christians find safe haven in Jordan. Greek Orthodox Archbishop of America, Demetrios declares November 2nd as...

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New York Times: Christians of Mosul Find Haven in Jordan

New York Times: Christians of Mosul Find Haven in Jordan

By Rana F. Sweis AMMAN, Jordan — They were among the final holdouts. Even as many of their neighbors fled the violence that engulfed Iraq after the American invasion, the three men stayed put, refusing to give up on their country or their centuries-old Christian community. Maythim Najib, 37, stayed...

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AINA: 5 Refugees Dying Per Day

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 Refugees In Arbel there are now 5 refugee deaths per day, going back to August 7. The number of refugees has overwhelmed the relief agencies. There...

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Persecution of Christians: What You Should Know

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, these Indigenous inhabitants of Iraq have suffered under various regimes; however, the situation worsened in the last few weeks when the militant extremists ISIS (or DAESH...

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Iraqi Christians in Lebanon Tell of ISIL’s Brutal Rule

Iraqi Christians in Lebanon Tell of ISIL’s Brutal Rule

By Nohad Topalian Al-Shofra.com Though the apartment lacks basic furniture and they must sit and sleep on the floor, Iraqi brothers Fadi and Samir Bayous Suleiman and their families find a measure of safety in a small apartment in a low-income building in the Beirut suburb of Sad al-Bouchrieh. The...

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Crisis in the Middle East: A Video Newscast

Crisis in the Middle East: A Video Newscast

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, hundreds of men, women, and children killed — some even publically executed in brutal fashion for their faith. In this videocast, we feature two stories: one...

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Patriarchate of Antioch Condemns Attacks on Mosul and Gaza

Patriarchate of Antioch Condemns Attacks on Mosul and Gaza

“We strongly condemn attacks on any segment of society in this Middle East and we especially condemn the attack on the Christians of Mosul” Statement from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East Damascus (2014-07-23) — At a time when Syria’s wounds have been bleeding for more...

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All 45 Christian Institutions in Mosul Destroyed or Occupied By ISIS

All 45 Christian Institutions in Mosul Destroyed or Occupied By ISIS

(AINA) — Since taking over Mosul on June 10, ISIS has destroyed, occupied, converted to mosques, converted to ISIS headquarters or shuttered all 45 Christian institutions in Mosul. The following is the complete list of the Christian institutions in Mosul, grouped by denomination. Syriac Catholic Church: Syrian Catholic Diocese –...

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Mosul’s Christians ask, ‘Where is the conscience of the world?’

Mosul’s Christians ask, ‘Where is the conscience of the world?’

By Karen Graham Digital Journal On Saturday, the Vicar of the only Anglican church in Iraq warned that the end was “very near” for Christians in that country. Mosul is Iraq’s second largest city, and six weeks ago, 35,000 Christians lived there. Today, there are no Christians in Mosul. Canon...

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