Acts of Faith: Refugees Switch to Christianity to Avoid Deportation From Finland

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Sputniknews - 30/7/17 When in Finland, do like the Finns do. This must be the logic of Muslim asylum seekers from Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq who according to recent reports are converting to Christianity by the hundred. Many of the apostates suggest they are facing persecution as infidels, which is why returning to their home countries ...

Confirmed: U.S. Chief Facilitator of Christian Persecution

Sen. John McCain meets with “Syrian rebels,” many of whom are not Syrian, and one of which is a known kidnapper (L – Muhammad Nour)

  National Review Online Raymond Ibrahim - 21/1/14 Prominent indicators confirm that the U.S. is the chief facilitator of the persecution of Christians around the world today. According to the recently released 2014 World Watch List, which ranks the 50 nations where Christians are most persecuted, Syria is the third worst nation in the world in which to be Christian, ...

Former Taliban From Afghanistan Baptized at the Monastic Republic of Mount Athos

  13/6/13 Ahmed was born and raised in a village in Afghanistan in the middle of war. His childhood memories are dust, poverty, and compulsory Islamic education in the sacred writings and war. “I do not remember anymore who fought whom, however there was constant warfare.” For years he worked for the Taliban doing various things. He was a ...

Syria’s future lies in ruins

William Dalrymple The Gurdian 18/10/2012 To mourn Syria's devastated archaeological and architectural heritage may seem trivial. Yet with it die precious traditions. Few forms of conflict are so damaging to a country or its people as a prolonged civil war. By 1939, when Franco's forces had finished mopping up the last Republican resistance in Spain, more than half a ...

St. Vladimir’s Seminary Pres’s Children’s Book Receives Gold Medal

11/10/2012 SVS Press Purchase a copy of the book here: [SVOTS Communications / Yonkers, NY] St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press (SVS Press)— the publishing arm of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in Yonkers, NY—has garnered a gold medal for its storybook, Saint George & the Dragon, written by Jim Forest and illustrated in iconographic style by Vladislav Andrejev. SVS ...

Fatal lot of Christianity’s homelands

WILLIAM DALRYMPLE The Australian 9/8/2012 WHEREVER you go in the Middle East today, you see the Arab Spring rapidly turning into the Christian winter. The past few years have been catastrophic for the region's beleaguered 14-million strong Christian minority. In Egypt, the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood has been accompanied by anti-Coptic riots and intermittent bouts of church-burning. On the ...

Chaplain Cwiklinski ministering in Afghanistan

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] 8/8/2012 Father Jerome Cwiklinski, CPT CHC USN, a priest of the Orthodox Church in America, is currently ministering in Afghanistan, where he is providing Orthodox Christian services at Camps Dwyer and Leatherneck and elsewhere as requested. His tour will last for about one month. Orthodox Christian service members may have their unit chaplains request his services ...

SOME AFGHAN PARLIAMENT MEMBERS EMBRACED CHRISTIANITY

Iranian Christian news agency, Mohabat News 3/4/2012 Afghanistan, a country suffering from longstanding civil wars, has not seen the face of peace for a long period of time. Continuous bombings by fundamentalist Muslims have stolen peace from lives of Afghanis. However, more recently the country has been seeing some improvement in its situation and among its youth. Today, ...

The World’s Worst Religious Persecutors – OpEd

By Nina Shea 20/3/2012 Today, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (Uscirf) released its 14th annual report, which it is mandated to do under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998. The report identifies the world’s worst persecutors and makes foreign-policy recommendations, which are non-binding, to the administration and Congress. Its decisions are based on the ...

Christians fear losing freedoms in Arab Spring movement

By Oren Dorell and Sarah Lynch, USA TODAY 1/2/2012 CAIRO – From her home in a labyrinth of stonewalled alleyways, Samia Ramsis holds a key chain bearing the face of the Virgin Mary as she sits in her yellow pajamas on the morning of Orthodox Christmas. Sunlight pours in through a window. Outside, visitors come to look upon ...

Orthodox Christian Navy SEAL killed in Afghanistan to be laid to rest in Minnesota

18/8/2011 ST. PAUL, MN [OCA] A visitation for Chief Petty Offier John Weston Faas, 31, one of 22 Navy SEALs killed with eight other US troops when their helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan on August 6, 2011, will be held at Holy Trinity Church [OCA], 956 Forest St., St. Paul, from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m. on ...

KYIV. Chair of the Committee of the Families of soldiers killed in Afghanistan Alla Shipova was awarded the Order of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church

Ukrainian Orthodox Church On August 14, the day of Procession of the Precious Wood of the Life-Giving Cross, Vicar of the Kyiv Metropolis Bishop Theodosius of Brovary, Chairman of the Synodal Department of the UOC for Pastoral Care of the soldiers-internationalists, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Resurrection (Afghan) Church of Kyiv, where he ...

Alexander the Great: Impressions Of The Community And 2011 Zoullas Lecture – Next Edition!

Fresco of Alexander the Great in the Monastery of Varlaam, Meteora, Greece.

By Catherine Tsounis 17/8/2011 “There is and will be only one Alexander the Great in history,” said my late father, George, a WWII decorated POW. The handsome figure of a blonde, blue eyed youth on a black horse has mesmerized school age children for generations. Alexander the Great of Macedon spoke only Greek. He made the world ...

Bishop George in Afghanistan

Polish Orthodox Church On 22-23 December Orthodox Military Ordinary Bishop Jerzy (Pankowski) accompanied by Minister of National Defence Bogdan Klich took part in Christmas meeting that took place in Ghazni - a city in eastern Afghanistan, where in the local base of Polish Task Force military mission carries about 2,600 Polish soldiers. In the delegation of ...

Consecration of Armenian Chapel in Afghanistan

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin On July 24, with the blessing of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, His Grace Bishop Vertanes Abrahamian, Head Chaplain of the Republic of Armenia Armed Forces left for the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan with the delegation led by Mr. Seyran Ohanian, RA Minister of Defense. While ...

Consecration of Armenian Chapel in Afghanistan

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin On July 24, with the blessing of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, His Grace Bishop Vertanes Abrahamian, Head Chaplain of the Republic of Armenia Armed Forces left for the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan with the delegation led by Mr. Seyran Ohanian, RA Minister of Defense. While ...