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2015 USCIRF Report Identifies Worst Religious Freedom Violators; Identifies Turkey As “Serious” Violator

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) announced its 2015 recommendations to Congress, the White House, and the State…

May 11, 2015
Orthodox News

Gatestone Institute reports on ‘Churches in Turkey on the Verge of Extinction’

The Gatestone Institute recently reported on ‘Churches in Turkey on the Verge of Extinction’ by Uzay Bulut. The Gatestone Institute, a non-partisan,…

Apr 23, 2015
Orthodox News

Turkey Presses Conversion of Hagia Sofia After Pope References Genocide

Turkish officials continue to deny or play down the facts about the Armenian Genocide of 1915. At a recent Mass in the Armenian Catholic rite at St. Peter’s…

Apr 20, 2015
Orthodox News

What Is an Archon & the Order of St. Andrew? 

As we honor Jesus Christ on this Palm Sunday, the “Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem” and celebrate one of the “twelve great feasts of…

Apr 05, 2015
Orthodox News

Promise, Law and Freedom – Living the Word of God by Father Fouad Saba

Rev. Father Fouad Saba, Dean of the St. George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral (Coral Gables, Florida) and speaker on the subject of religious freedom, presented…

Mar 29, 2015
Orthodox News

PBS Reports on Halki Seminary and Religious Freedom

Once the world’s leading Eastern Orthodox seminary, Halki was closed by the Turkish government 43 years ago. The US and religious freedom activists…

Jan 30, 2015
Orthodox News

Historic Orthodox Church for Sale in Central Turkey

Thousands of Orthodox churches in Turkey have been confiscated, fallen into disrepair, or been destroyed. Now, one such church is up for sale. According…

Jan 21, 2015
This Week in Orthodoxy

This Week in Orthodoxy, January 9, 2014

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….

Jan 12, 2015
Orthodox News

Turkey Gives Go-Ahead for First New Church in Century

Turkey Gives Go-Ahead for First New Church in Century By Burak Akinci | AFP News  Turkey’s Islamic-rooted government has authorised the building…

Jan 05, 2015
Orthodox News

TODAY’S ZAMAN: Who is the pope, who is the ecumenical patriarch?

Turkey — Why is the Pope treated with admiration while the Ecumenical Patriarch is not? TODAY’S ZAMAN: Who is the pope, who is the ecumenical patriarch?…

Dec 09, 2014

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