Orthodoxy and Islam: Boko Haram

Orthodoxy and Islam: Boko Haram

Islamic militant group Boko Haram has kidnapped hundreds of Nigerian girls, killed masses of civilians, and called for Muslims around the world to “kill, kill, kill.” Ralph Sidway updates us on the group’s atrocities, discusses how it relates to other Islamic terrorist groups, and asks how they are receiving funding...

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Orthodoxy and Islam: Meriam Ibrahim

Orthodoxy and Islam: Meriam Ibrahim

Join Ralph Sidway and Fr. Chris as they discuss Meriam Ibrahim – the Sudanese Christian woman who was condemned to be lashed 100 times and then executed. Hear about the developments in her situation, the danger she faces from honor killings, and what her story can teach us. Ralph Sidway...

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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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Demographics of a Revolution

Demographics of a Revolution

The world is currently undergoing a very quiet but revolutionary change. Nations which since their inception have been Christian nations will soon become Islamic ones, and this is not due to violence or jihad, but due to demographics and birth rates. This is especially so in Europe, but North America...

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Converting to Christianity from Islam

Converting to Christianity from Islam

Duane Alexander Miller of Nazareth Evangelical Theological Seminary’s department of Church History and Theology speaks with Fr. Chris about the conversion of Muslims to Christianity. Questions include: * Can you share one or two stories of people who’ve converted? * What is the decision process like for Muslim people who...

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“Everyday Martyrdom”: The Daily Life of Orthodox Christians in the Ottoman Empire

“Everyday Martyrdom”: The Daily Life of Orthodox Christians in the Ottoman Empire

A remarkable book has recently been published: The Church of Constantinople in the 19th Century (Peter Lang, 2013). It’s a massive tome, over 1,000 pages long, originally written in 1904 by Ivan Sokolov, one of the leading Russian Orthodox scholars of Church history at the time. Sokolov enjoyed unprecedented access...

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From Albania to Sudan: Orthodox News Around the World

From Albania to Sudan: Orthodox News Around the World

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. I’m Emmy Louvaris. News from Around the World Consecration of Cathedral in Albania Our top story this week comes from Tirana, Albania, marking a major milestone in the...

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Guardian: Sudan Retracts Claim that Meriam Ibrahim will be Freed

Guardian: Sudan Retracts Claim that Meriam Ibrahim will be Freed

It appears our caution over this week’s good news was justified. Reports earlier this week indicated that Meriam Ibrahim, an Orthodox Christian woman awaiting death for her faith in Sudan, would be set free this week. The government of Sudan is now saying that its statement was taken out of...

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PLEDGE OF SOLIDARITY & CALL TO ACTION

PLEDGE OF SOLIDARITY & CALL TO ACTION

At a press conference in Washington, DC this morning, a diverse group of American Christian leaders agreed to the following statement and pledged to act upon it. More information about the conference will be published shortly. PLEDGE OF SOLIDARITY & CALL TO ACTION on behalf of Christians and Other Small...

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Orthodoxy and Islam

Orthodoxy and Islam

Has the rise of Islamic extremism opened a door for the spread of Orthodoxy? Hear Ralph Sidway’s fresh approach to the many areas where Orthodoxy and Islam are intersecting around the world. Click to visit Ralph Sidway’s blog.

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