A Reflection on Surrogacy in the context of the Surrogacy Regulation Bill 2016 – Fr. Dr. Bijesh Philip

MOTV- 29/10/16 - Indian Orthodox Malankara Church The debate over surrogacy started in India in 2008 when the two-week old baby Manji Yamada was left unwanted due to the divorce of the commissioning parents in Japan. After the divorce, the Japanese mother refused to accept the baby from the Indian surrogate mother. In the context of ...

Coptic Monks Lay Before Bulldozers to Protect Ancient Christian Site

Raymond Ibrahim - 27/2/15 Coptic Monks Lay Before Bulldozers to Protect Ancient Christian Site, Muslim Workers Yell ‘Allahu Akbar!’ A project to build a road around Fayum, Egypt, crosses the territory around the Coptic monastery of St. Macarius and threatens to destroy the ancient archaeological site around a church dating from the 4th century, or some 300 years ...

The World’s Most Ancient Christian Communities Are Being Destroyed — and No One Cares

August 26, 2013: Bishop-General Macarius (right), a Coptic Orthodox leader, walks around the damaged Evangelical Church in Minya, south of Cairo (REUTERS/Louafi Larbi).

By Michael Brendan Dougherty http://theweek.com - January 2014 Like many Coptic Christians in Egypt, Ayman Nabil Labib had a tattoo of the cross on his wrist. And like 17-year-old men everywhere, he could be assertive about his identity. But in 2011, after Egypt's revolution, that kind of assertiveness could mean trouble. Ayman's Arabic-language teacher told him to cover his tattoo ...

Another Ancient Christian City in Syria Being Terrorized by Islamic Rebels

Morgan Lee , CP Contributor - 5/10/13 The ancient Christian Syrian city of Saidnaya has recently come under threat from "Islamist militas," who have been raiding and terrorizing the village. According to Fides, "Islamist militias from Yabroud and the Lebanese mountain" have been preying upon the village. Earlier this week, one of the raids killed a Catholic ...

An Awakening In An Ancient Christian Nation

12/10/11 Ashley Sytsma, Rick's publicist, is a guest writer this week. She's reporting on her travels to Georgia (the one over by Russia). Georgia is a Christian outpost in a largely Islamic part of the world. Despite living farther east than Syria, Egypt, and parts of Iraq, Georgians have a strong Christian tradition. It was the third ...

Important New Book On Ethiopian Churches

CLICK HERE TO ORDER A COPY August 18th, 2011 An important new book by David Phillipson has been published which demystifies the history of Ethiopia’s Ancient Christian Churches and provides research and commentary which is overdue about a significant period of architectural history in Ancient Christian culture which until now has not been fully justified ...