Posts about persecution

Orthodox News

Patriarch John of Antioch: Jihadists Do Not Frighten Us

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in Greek here. This English translation comes to us courtesy of Notes on Arab Orthodoxy. Patriarch of…

Oct 29, 2014
Orthodox News

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…

Oct 28, 2014
Our Life in Christ and in America

Middle East Christians in Peril: Perspectives from an Orthodox Christian and Former Government Agent

In this episode, Bill Hinkle interviews Dr. Keith Massey, a former Arabic linguist at the National Security Agency and also Podcast Coordinator for the…

Oct 21, 2014
Orthodox News

AINA: Christians in Iraq Face Uncertain Future

By John Burger Tens of thousands of refugees in northern Iraq are facing a winter living in tents or unfinished concrete buildings. Humanitarian aid organizations,…

Oct 21, 2014
The Moving Icon

Cultural Persecution of Displaced Christians

In this episode, Chris Vlahonasios takes on the topic of the persecution of Christians around the world, but especially in the Middle East. He discusses…

Oct 18, 2014
Orthodox News

The Arab Source: Orthodox Priest Kidnapped by Syrian Rebels in Idlib, Faces Charges in Shariah Court

By Leith Fadel Yesterday, an Antiochian Orthodox priest was kidnapped by Jabhat Al-Nusra from his monastery outside of the west Idlib city of Jisr Al-Shughour….

Oct 07, 2014
Orthodox News

National Post: With ISIS an hour away, one of the only remaining Christian communities makes its ‘last stand in Iraq’

By Matthew Fisher IRBIL, Iraq — With extremists flying the black flag of the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham less than an hour down the road, the future…

Oct 07, 2014
Orthodox News

Israel Seizes Lands from Russian Orthodox Monastery

Orthodox Monastery at the Sea of Tiberias Partially Appropriated The Russian Orthodox Monastery of Saint Mary Magdalene, located in Tiberias (Northern…

Oct 04, 2014
The Sounding

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…

Oct 02, 2014
Our Life in Christ and in America

A Congressman Reflects on Christian Persecution

In this episode, Bill Hinkle interviews Congressman Doc Hastings (R) of Washington State on one of the most pressing matters facing the Church today–the…

Sep 27, 2014

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