Understanding the Christian Crisis in the Middle East

ANIA - 13/1/17 (AINA) -- Elizabeth Kendal, an international religious liberty analyst and advocate, has published a book titled After Saturday Comes Sunday: Understanding the Christian Crisis in the Middle East. The book explores the state and future of the Christians of the Middle East. Dr. Kendal authors the weekly Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin, serves as ...

Metropolitan Joseph Offers Encouragement, Solutions for Christians Struggling in Holy Land

Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America - (Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East) - 20/10/16 Although a shadow of death constantly hovers over them as a religious minority in the Holy Land and the Middle East, His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph shared a saying of Christians living there: "We live in a land that has already experienced resurrection, ...

Metropolitan Joseph to Receive Award for Archdiocese, Present Keynote Address in D.C.

The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America - 11/10/16 Being hailed as “an ardent advocate for human rights, social justice, and peace throughout the Middle East,” His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph will serve as the keynote speaker this weekend for the 18th International Conference of the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) in Washington, D.C. He ...

UCLA Library to Offer Digital Images of Rare Ancient Manuscripts in Egypt

By Dawn Setzer http://newsroom.ucla.edu - June 2016 St. Catherine's Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site that's located on rugged terrain at the foot of Mount Sinai in Egypt, houses the oldest continually operating library in the world, containing ancient and medieval manuscripts second only to those held by the Vatican Library. These remarkable manuscripts, which delve into subjects ranging ...

US State Department Says No to Iraqi Christians

By Faith J. H. McDonnell - May 2015 Writing in April in USA Today about the murder of 12 Christian migrants thrown into the sea by Muslims for praying to Jesus instead of Allah, columnist Kirsten Powers stated that President Barack Obama "just can't seem to find any passion for the mass persecution of Middle Eastern ...

US Lawmaker on Persecution of Middle Eastern Christians: ‘It Is Genocide’

By Penny Starr http://cnsnews.com - September 2014 Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) said on Wednesday that the persecution and slaughter of Christians at the hands of Islamic extremists in the Middle East is "genocide." Citing the attack by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or Levant (ISIL) on the city of Mosul in Iraq in June, Eshoo ...

Archimandrite Christophoros Atallah’s Message to Middle Eastern Christians

August 2014 O Christians of the Middle East, "Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me" ( St John 14:1). When we look at what is happening in Syria, Iraq, Gaza and many of the countries around us and the international silence accompanying it, which is more deadly than instruments of death ...

Christians are vanishing in the Middle East

January 2014 Prince Charles has pinpointed one of the greatest shifts of population in modern times. “It seems to me that we cannot ignore the fact that Christians in the Middle East are increasingly being deliberately targeted by fundamentalist Islamist militants.” We all lose something immensely and irreplaceably precious when such a rich tradition datingback 2,000 years begins to ...

European Commission Research on Middle Eastern Christians in Europe

From left to right: Dr Lise Paulsen Galal (Roskilde University, Denmark), Torsten Moritz (Churches

By Dr. Marta Wozniak - 21/1/14 (AINA) -- We are an international team of academics specialising in Middle Eastern Christianity. For several years we were working independently -- from the United Kingdom, Denmark and Poland. Inspired by Dr Fiona McCallum, we met in Oxford in 2011 and decided to join our efforts to applyfor a prestigous European Commission grant ...

Archbishop Condemns Slaughter of Middle Eastern Christians, Calls for Christian Leaders to Unite

15/10/13 Greek-Orthodox Archbishop Antoine Shedrawi, the Metropolitan of Mexico and Central America, condemned the daily killing and harassment of Christians during a visit this week to the Maronite patriarch of Lebanon, Mar Bechara el-Rahi. Christians of the Middle East are "indigenous people," said the archbishop, adding that they would defend their land until the "last drop of ...