Posts about persecution

Orthodox News

Christians in Mosul Face Extinction

Many news reports have described how Christians in Mosul (also known as Nineveh) are desperately fleeing their homes as the region is overtaken by the…

Jun 24, 2014
Orthodox News

CNN: Sudanese Christian Woman Rearrested, Legal Team Says

Meriam Ibrahim and her family have been re-arrested as they attempted to leave Sudan, shortly after her release from prison, where she was being held for…

Jun 24, 2014
The Sounding

“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…

Jun 20, 2014
Orthodoxy Explained

Christian Struggles Then and Now

On Harmony of Thunder, Fr. David tells the story of two Christians who have stood up in the public sphere for what they believed – one in the courts…

Jun 16, 2014
Orthodox News

Vatican Radio: Mosul now emptied of Christians, says Catholic Archbishop

A Catholic archbishop seeking shelter in a village a few miles outside the beleaguered city brings us this report on the flight of Christians from Mosul….

Jun 13, 2014
Orthodox News

AINA: The Cleansing of Iraq’s Christians Is Entering Its End Game

The news for Christians in the Middle East gets worse and worse. A group notorious for its brutality to Christians has taken over the city of Mosul in…

Jun 13, 2014
This Week in Orthodoxy

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….

Jun 06, 2014
Orthodox News

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…

Jun 03, 2014
The Sounding

Who Speaks for the Persecuted?

In the depths of a prison in Khartoum, a woman who just gave birth to her daughter is waiting to die. Her crime is being a Christian, and while she was…

Jun 02, 2014
Orthodox News

BBC: Meriam Ibrahim: Sudan “to free” death row woman

Glory to God! The news just came in that Meriam Ibrahim, the Orthodox Christian woman who has been waiting to die for her faith in Sudan, will be set free….

May 31, 2014