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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…

Jun 30, 2014
Orthodox News

NPR: For Iraqi Christians, Return To Captured City Is A Fraught Mandate

For those of us watching the desperate plight of Christians in Iraq, it’s hard to imagine the courage it would take for a Christian to re-enter the…

Jun 28, 2014
Orthodox News

Guardian: Sudanese Woman Meriam Ibrahim ‘safe and well’ in US Embassy

After days of uncertainty following her initial release from prison, Meriam Ibrahim and her family are safe at the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, which is heavily…

Jun 27, 2014
Orthodox News

CNN: Released Sudanese Christian woman faces 2 new charges

Each time it appears that Meriam Ibrahim has come to the end of her suffering, a new obstacle arises. Although she was released from prison earlier this…

Jun 25, 2014
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
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