Statement by Bishop Angaelos on Human Rights Day 2014

Statement by His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom on Human Rights Day 2014 10 December 2 014 As the world marks human rights day and celebrates the freedom that is experienced by many, it remains the responsibility of us all, especially those in positions of influence, to advocate for ...

Memorial to victims of repression may be set up in a monastery near Moscow

October 2014 - Pravoslavie.ru Representatives of the public are proposing to set up a new memorial on the territory of the St. Catherine’s Monastery in Vidnoye—a small town about 5 kilometers south of Moscow, where the “Sukhanovka” (officially: “Sukhanovo”) political secret special-regime prison was located in the Soviet era, reports Interfax-Religion. Members of the city public organization ...

Bishop Mar Paulus Benjamin Testifies at US Senate Human Rights Caucus

Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East-September - October 2014 On 10 September 2014, His Grace Mar Paulus Benjamin, Bishop of Eastern USA testified before the United States Senate Human Rights Caucus. The said caucus included an inaugural discussion on the Islamic State (IS), which has driven 200,000 Assyrians from their homes. The Caucus was launched ...

Assyrian Bishop Testifies At Senate Human Rights Caucus

Bishop Mar Paulus Benjamin from the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, Chicago diocese.

September 2014 Washington (AINA) -- Two U.S. Senators launched the Senate Human Rights Caucus on Wednesday with an inaugural discussion on the Islamic State (ISIS), which has killed thousands of Yazidis, Shiites in Iraq and driven 200,000 Assyrians from their homes. The Caucus was launched by Senators Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.). Testimony was given by ...

Human Rights Without Frontiers: Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric – a hate crime victim

  Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric - Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate - September 2014 Founded in 1989, Human Rights Without Frontiers International is a non-governmental organisation that focuses on research, analysis and monitoring of a wide range of human rights concerns in many countries throughout the world. The organisation is also dedicated to the promotion of democracy and the rule ...

August 30 Report on North Iraq – Suicides, Squatters, Escapes

Assyrian refugees in Ankawa, Iraq.

31/8/2014 (AINA) -- The Hammurabi Human Rights Organization* has issued its latest report, dated August 30, 2014, on the situation in North Iraq. A joint delegation representing the Ministry of Human Rights in the federal government and the Hammurabi Organization succeeded in recording many of the abuses suffered by refugees from of Mosul, the Nineveh Plain and ...

August 28 Report on North Iraq – Looting, Homeless Children and Epidemics

An Assyrian mother fans her child at a refugee camp in Ankawa. The temperature was 115F (46C).

29/8/14 (AINA) -- The Hammurabi Human Rights Organization* has issued its latest report, dated August 28, 2014, on the situation in North Iraq.  Many homeless children have begun to appear in Mosul. A 4 month old infant was found in a garbage dump. ISIS seized all homes in Mosul belonging to Nineveh Province judges and some of these homes ...

August 24 Report on North Iraq — Religious Shrines Destroyed

25/8/14 (AINA) -- The Hammurabi Human Rights Organization* has issued its latest report, dated August 24, 2014, on the situation in North Iraq. Mosul Residents contacted via telephone say life in the city is unbearable and discontent with ISIS is very high. Residents have expressed readiness to join any resistance that can liberate Mosul from the terrorists. Thousands of ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II sends Letter to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights 

        29/7/14 Beirut: Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch and All East- Primate of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church has send a formal Letter to Her Excellency  Navi Pillai - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights regarding the persecution and ethnic cleaning of Christians and other minorities in Mousl - Iraq. Read the letter below: Dear Ms. Pillay, I am ...

Bishop Angaelos Testimony at US Congressional Hearing Human Rights Abuses in Egypt – Video

July 2014 His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom testified at a Congressional Hearing on ‘Human Rights Abuses in Egypt’ in Washington DC on Human Rights Day, 10 December 2013. Source:

Water Shortage Crisis in Assyrian Towns in North Iraq

July 2014 (AINA) -- The water purification plants in Mosul supply water for the city and surrounding areas. After taking control of Mosul on June 10, ISIS severely limited the water supply from al-Rashidiya and al-Slamiya water projects, which provide the Northern and Southern Nineveh Plain with potable water (AINA 2014-06-27, 2014-06-18). According to a report by the Hammurabi Human ...

Metropolitan Abba Seraphim of Glastonbury speaks on Human Rights and Religious Persecution in Eritrea at the UNHRC

The British Orthodox Church - 18/6/14 Also Read:Latest Snap and information on the detained Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eritrea The Detained Patriarch, Persecuted Christians and a Dying Church: On 16 & 17 June, Abba Seraphim attended the 26th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. This is organised under the ...

The Helsinki Committee reports about the state persecution on religious basis of the political prisoner Archbishop Jovan and the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric

Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric - May - June 2014 The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in R. Macedonia, in accordance to its mission to monitor the state of the human rights and freedoms in R. Macedonia, published its Annual Report for 2013. The observation of the Helsinki Committee is that in 2013, as in the previous several years, ...

Syrian Forces Expel Rebels From Christian Town on Turkish Border

A church in the Armenian Christian town of Kessab (Reuters/Stringer).

16/6/14 - http://rt.com The Syrian military has recaptured the strategically important border town of Kessab. The predominantly Christian-Armenian town was overrun by jihadist rebels in March, with much blame placed on Turkey for reportedly allowing the crossover to happen. Syrian armed forces have been carrying out systematic assaults on the Al-Nusra Front and associated rebel positions across ...

‘Christians in Turkey Are Second-Class Citizens’

Halki Theological Seminary

By Walter Flick http://www.dw.de - 10/5/14 The spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians, Ecumenical Patriarch Batholomew of Constantinople, arrives to Germany May 10. During his nine-day visit, the 74-year-old will meet with state representatives including Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Joachim Gauck. He'll also be a guest of honor at major Christian churches, and receive an honorary ...

The Feast of Vartanantz “The ideals of Vartanantz heroes inspires us to defend our Human Rights,”

February-March 2014 On 27 February 2014, on the Feast of the Vartanantz Heroes, Catholicos Aram I referred to the writings of the historian Yeghishé, and reminded the faithful that “Our heroes of the Vartanantz war sacrificed their lives to defend our one faith, homeland and rights as a Nation.” He continued, “We are called to face ...

IDEAS CALLING FOR REVISION OF MORAL VALUES ARE DANGEROUS – LAVROV

7/3/14 Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Russia is concerned about the intensification in some countries of activities by ultra-liberal activists who preach permissiveness and a revision of moral values, adding that such actions are destructive to modern society. "Supporters of ultra-liberal ideas, who promote permissiveness and hedonism and demand a revision of moral values, which are common for all religions, have recently become ...

Armenian Church Opposes Ruling by European Court of Human Rights on Genocide Denial Decision

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 22/2/14 His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, has sent his written concerns regarding the unacceptable ruling issued on December 17, 2013, by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on the lawsuit of Doğu Perinçek v. Switzerland. Perinçek, a Turkish political activist, was convicted under Switzerland's hate ...

Petition against denialism of Armenian Genocide

7/2/14 Petition against the rogue decision of the European Court of Human Rights   The European Court of Human Rights (Strasbourg, France) ruled on December 17, 2013 that Dogu Perinçek (president of the Workers’ Party ,Turkey) could not be condemned for publicly stating (in Genevea, Switzerland in 2007) that the “so-called Armenian genocide is an imperialist lie.” In the ...

The Order of St. Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Present the Athenagoras Human Rights Award to the CBS News Program “60 Minutes”

PR Newswire NEW YORK- 20/10/13 NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Order of St. Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate awarded the prestigious Athenagoras Human Rights Award to the CBS News television program 60 Minutes at the New York Hilton's Grand Ballroom on Saturday Night. Honorees included, Jeff Fager, CBS News President and 60 Minutes Executive Producer; Bill Owens, Executive Editor; Bob Simon, Senior ...

60 Minutes to receive Athenagoras Human Rights Award, Oct 19

New York, NY 9/16/2013 The CBS television news program "60 Minutes" will receive this year's Athenagoras Human Rights Award presented by the Order of Saint Andrew, the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, at the organization's annual banquet Saturday, Oct. 19, at the New York Hilton Hotel in New York City. "60 Minutes" was selected for the award because ...