Taking Back the Faith – Muslim Reform Movement

Taking Back the Faith – Muslim Reform Movement

The Orthodox Christian Network features the important work of organizations that promote religious freedom, defend Christian Rights and stand against Christian persecution.  You have our resound commitment to be a resource of compassion, a voice of help, and active participant to helping all in need. On Friday December 4, 2015...

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A Reflection on a Reflection

A Reflection on a Reflection

I recall sitting down to write my An Orthodox Response to Beheading by Muslims, and as my re-inaugural piece for the Orthodox Christian Network (a number of years ago, I wrote a short series during Great Lent). I remember in my own reflections being struck, day after day after day...

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CatholicCulture: Conversions to Christianity on the Rise in Egypt

CatholicCulture: Conversions to Christianity on the Rise in Egypt

By Catholic World News The situation of Coptic Christians in Egypt has improved since the 2013 military overthrow of the Muslim Brotherhood, and conversions from Islam to Coptic Christianity are on the rise, according to a report that appears on the website of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. “Organizations close...

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Explaining the Trinity to Muslims

Explaining the Trinity to Muslims

Recently, the following question was received by OCN: Hi, Thanks for a great page and I’m very happy to see my Orthodox brothers and sisters from around the world. I have a question maybe you could help me to answer. I have a friend (a Muslim convert) who is questioning...

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Syria Pulse: Aleppo’s Forgotten Christians

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 can still see the posters of the two bishops kidnapped by Islamist militants last year hanging on shop windows, walls and even cars. The people here haven’t...

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Al Jazeera: Iraq Christians get Islamic State’s warning

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 not embrace Islam or pay tax. Imran Khan The Islamic State group has threatened Christians in the Iraqi city of Mosul with death if they do not...

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

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 in Mosul. AINA has this report. Churches Occupied, Mosques Destroyed, Nuns and Orphans Kidnapped in Iraq By Paula Bolyard Islamists militants who seized parts of northern and western...

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CNN: Extremism Fuels Abuse of Christians in Mideast

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 today than at any time in their history. Read on to see if you agree with him. Extremism fuels abuse of Christians in Mideast By Raymond Ibrahim CNN Editor’s...

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Egypt Unwrapped: Copts Still Waiting for Better Days

Egypt Unwrapped: Copts Still Waiting for Better Days

Egypt Unwrapped is a blog featured on The Majalla, a leading Arab magazine. Copts still Waiting for Better Days Where do Egypt’s Christians fit into Sisi’s religious vision? EGYPT UNWRAPPED blog: Exploring the political and social developments in Egypt as the dust continues to settle on the 25 January uprising...

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Insights on ISIS from Professor Elizabeth Prodromou

Insights on ISIS from Professor Elizabeth Prodromou

As violence continues to spread in the Middle East, Prof. Elizabeth Prodromou is back on the show to offer insight into ISIS, the Islamic terrorist group. You can learn more about this topic in her recent artcle, A Basketball Guide To Middle East News. But first we hear from Dr....

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