NY Times- House Approves Tougher Refugee Screening, Defying Veto Threat

NY Times- House Approves Tougher Refugee Screening, Defying Veto Threat

The Orthodox Christian Network features the important work of organizations that promote religious freedom, defend Christian Rights, and stand against Christian persecution. You have our resounding commitment to be a resource of compassion, a voice of help, and an active participant to helping all in need The House of Representatives...

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NY Times- Beirut, Also the Site of Deadly Attacks, Feels Forgotten

NY Times- Beirut, Also the Site of Deadly Attacks, Feels Forgotten

The feelings of shock and sadness have carried into the weekend after the tragedies in Beirut, Lebanon and Paris, France.  Life seems to be eerily quiet in the bustling cities that were attacked by the Islamic State. The double suicide bombing attack in Beirut on Thursday claimed 43 lives, completely...

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Jerusalem is a People

Jerusalem is a People

With ISIS rampaging across the Middle East and civilians fleeing their homes, many worry that soon Christians will be an afterthought in the fabric of Arab countries. The extremists would probably like it that way; however, we Christians cling to many holy sites throughout the region, especially in Syria and...

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Christians find refuge from terror in Jordan – Fox News

Christians find refuge from terror in Jordan – Fox News

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com In the Fox News report ‘Crossing Jordan – Escape From Terror’ King Abdullah of Jordan “warns that, “this could well be the beginning of World War Three”.  This excellent news segments highlights how Jordan sits in the ‘eye of the storm’, with refugees fleeing...

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The Morality of the Syrian Crisis

The Morality of the Syrian Crisis

Over the past two weeks, the name Aylan Kurdi has faded into the recesses of our minds. The image of the toddler’s body, washed up on the shores of Turkey, has faded to a recent memory.  His image was replaced with that of a Hungarian reporter deliberately tripping a refugee...

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Aylan Kurdi and Our Failure to Act

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 down the tanks at Tiananmen Square, man’s first step on the moon. These photos capture moments of hope, determination, and progress in human history....

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Assyrian Children Bear Scars of War, Face New Challeges in Exile

Assyrian Children Bear Scars of War, Face New Challeges in Exile

June 18, 2015 (Baltimore, MD)— Desperate to flee the onslaught of violence surrounding his village near Hasakah, Syria, Charbel remembers how frightened he was when his family barely escaped their home before they saw it destroyed by their attackers. The 14-year-old Assyrian boy left behind all of his possessions, friends,...

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Raising Awareness of the Struggles and Relief Work in Syria

Raising Awareness of the Struggles and Relief Work in Syria

​Guest host Seraphim Danckaert speaks with Samer Laham from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Syria regarding the joint effort of the Syrian Patriarchate and International Orthodox Christian Charities ​(IOCC​)​. With ​extensive experience ​in Syria, Mr. Laham is able to describe the current living conditions inside the country. ​These two organizations...

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IOCC Assists Syrian Families Escaping Bloodshed In Idlib

IOCC Assists Syrian Families Escaping Bloodshed In Idlib

April 1, 2015 (Baltimore, MD) — As the security and humanitarian situation in Idlib, Syria, continues to deteriorate following escalated fighting this past weekend, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), working in partnership with the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East (GOPA), is providing emergency medical assistance, hygiene kits,...

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Suffering, Upheaval, and Strife in Syria

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 Christians in that country are facing. Mr. Ohanian is the Director of Programs for International Orthodox Christian Charities; he describes the work that IOCC, in partnership...

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