WSJ – In Defense of Christendom with Comments from Dr. Harry Dimopoulos

WSJ – In Defense of Christendom with Comments from Dr. Harry Dimopoulos

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Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal wrote an insightful editorial that is well worth reading.
Dr. Harry Dim0poulos points to perhaps the main message of the article which deals with the “reasons for the decline of Europe”. While the focus is on the state of European affairs, nevertheless those same reasons present a real and present danger to the affairs in the United States. When people forget or ignore the foundation of their culture and civilization, that being our cherished Judeo-Christian principles whose values are deeply embedded in our Constitution and in all the writings of our Founding Fathers, then the demise of that civilization has begun.
What Europeans no longer believe in are the things from which their beliefs spring: Judaism and Christianity; liberalism and the Enlightenment; marital pride and capability; capitalism and wealth. Still less do they believe in fighting or sacrificing or paying or even arguing for these things. Having ignored an undermined their own foundations, they wonder why their house is coming apart.
What is Europe? It is Greece not Persia; Rome not Carthage; Christendom not the caliphate. These distinctions are fundamental.”
Cavaet Emptor…
To read ‘In Defense of Christendom’ on the Wall Street Journal web site, click here (http://www.wsj.com/articles/in-defense-of-christendom-1445296794)
To read a pdf of ‘In defense of Christendom’ by Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal, click below.

7  STEPS: HOW YOU CAN HELP IN DEFENSE OF PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS

The co-chairs of the Christian Rights and Freedom Ministry (Dr. Harry Dimopoulos, Archon Harry Demas and Richard Pappas) and Father Philemon Patitsas of St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church (Naples, FL) invite your questions and involvement. The following 7 steps can assist you in ‘Uplifting Christ and Witnessing for Our Faith in the Face of Radical Extremism.’

PRESERVE OUR CHRISTIAN IDENTITY

  • Align our minds and hearts with God’s calling. See Christ in others.
  • Glorify God daily; PRAY, fast and give alms.
  • Identify empathetically with the plight of persecuted Christians of the world.

ORGANIZE OURSELVES FOR SUCCESS

  • Establish Christian Rights and Freedom ministries in communities throughout America. Do you belong to one?
  • Organize local events and initiatives to educate, advocate, defend, and counteract the antagonists of our faith.

EDUCATE OURSELVES AND OTHERS

  • ’Know Ourselves’ – Study our history, faith, and culture.
  • Develop clear policy positions so the public knows where we stand.
  • Expose misinformation to the light of truth.

DIALOGUE WITH THE PUBLIC

  • Network with people concerned about the rise of Islamofascism.
  • Boycott producers of products that may be underwriting radical extremism and terrorism, such as oil produced by certain member states.
  • Advocate for energy self-sufficiency for America, and alternative energy sourcing options.
  • Advocate withholding foreign aid and military assistance to countries that are not aligned with our national interests.

STAND UP FOR OURSELVES

  • Establish “Anti-Defamation Teams’ to challenge offensive remarks.
  • Petition officials who have the ability to influence public policy.
  • Advocate for economic sanctions; exercise our freedom of assembly.

INVEST IN THE CAUSE

  • Donate to organizations that help the oppressed and promote the preservation of Western culture and values.
  • Fund infrastructure and activities that advance the cause of Christian Rights and Freedom.

PURCHASE A ‘I TOO AM A NAZARENE’ PIN

  • Purchase a ‘I Too Am a Nazarene’ pin to benefit persecuted Christians and refugees in the Middle East Conflict. The Arabic letter “N” has been painted by ISIS/ISIL to target the homes of Christians for expulsion and obliteration. The symbol “N” stands for ‘Nazarene’ signifying that its residents are followers of Jesus of Nazareth. Pins are on sale through the St. Katherine Greek Orthodox church’s website. Pins are one inch square, and sell for $5 each, plus shipping and handling, shipping is waived for orders over 50 pins.

To order pins, please contact ChristianRelief7100@gmail.com or visit http://stkatherine.net

All proceeds from pin sales will be directed to the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) Middle East Fund to aid these suffering people. IOCC has had a continual presence in that part of the world almost since its inception in 1992, and was chosen as the recipient because of its effectiveness in providing relief to the suffering people of the Middle East.

All churches and concerned organizations are encouraged to participate. For further information please contact ChristianRelief7100@gmail.com.

ABOUT THE ANNUAL NATIONAL CHRISTIAN RIGHTS AND FREEDOM SYMPOSIUM

On Saturday, March 14, 2015, St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church in Naples, Florida and the South Florida Archons hosted their first annual National Christian Rights and Freedom Symposium – ‘Uplifting Christ and Witnessing for our Faith in the Face of Radical Extremism.’
The Second Annual National Christian Rights and Freedom Symposium will be held on March 12, 2016 featuring Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) as the Keynote Speaker.
To watch video highlights of the First Annual National Christian Rights and Freedom Symposium, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnDiwtAs52o.
To learn more about the Christian Rights and Freedom Institute, visit http://stkatherine.net.

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Harry Dimopoulos

Harry Dimopoulos is Chairman of the Christian Rights and Freedom Ministry at St. Katherine Greek orthodox Church in Naples, Florida.