Posts about persecution

Christian Rights and Religious Persecution

Aylan Kurdi and Our Failure to Act

There are few photos that capture the human condition. The firefighters raising the American flag over the rubble of the World Trade Center, the man staring…

Sep 04, 2015
The Sounding

Making a Stand

Have you heard of the Japanese Orthodox Christian who saved the lives of thousands of Jews? Chiune Sugihara, baptized as Pavlo Sergeivich, wrote thousands…

Jul 29, 2015
Orthodox News

Dying for a Glass of Water

What are you doing to respond to the horror of Christian persecution that is now a daily reality? Every day that you wake up safe in your own home, too…

Jul 16, 2015
The Sounding

New Documentary Shows Syriac Christians Struggling to Protect Community

A new documentary entitled Mountain of Servants tells the story of five Syriac Christians who struggle to protect their small Christian community. Daniel…

Jun 29, 2015
The Sounding

7 Steps:  How You Can Help in Defense of Persecuted Christians

7 Steps:  How You Can Help in Defense of Persecuted Christians As Orthodox Christians, we are called to join together in defense of persecuted Christians. …

Mar 27, 2015
Orthodox News

Wife of One of the 21 Coptic Martyrs Shares How She Found Peace

We’ve reported about the little Christian girl in Iraq who forgives ISIS for driving her from her home. Now, videos are starting to emerge of the…

Mar 19, 2015
OCN Now Radio

Suffering, Upheaval, and Strife in Syria

​In this episode, Fr. Christopher Metropulos speaks with Mark Ohanian, who has just returned from Syria with a report on the horrific situation Orthodox…

Mar 16, 2015
Orthodox News

Suicide bombings in Christian area of Pakistani city kill at least 14

While Christian martyrs in Syria, Libya, and Iraq continue to be in our prayers, let us also remember those in danger in other places. The Taliban is targeting…

Mar 16, 2015
The Sounding

Myriam’s Story

Earlier today I came across this video clip of a little girl named Myriam, an Iraqi Christian whose family had to flee their home near Mosul when ISIS…

Feb 27, 2015
Orthodox News

Pan-Orthodox Celebration in Response to Christian Persecution

Ft Lauderdale, Florida Faithful Christians of all the Orthodox Christian parishes in South Florida along with their parish priests will gather at the St….

Feb 27, 2015