Christmas in Aleppo: French NGO Arranges Presents for Syrian Children (PHOTOS)

Sputniknews - 25/12/16 Pierre Le Corf, founder of the NGO “WeAreSuperheroes” is the only Frenchman who has been living in the west of Aleppo for several months. He spoke with Sputnik in an interview about how Aleppo is preparing to celebrate Christmas and showed 1200 gifts intended for children. “There is a bit of everything. For example, ...

“THE ECUMENICAL MOVEMENT IS IN DANGER OF LOSING ITS IDENTITY AND VISION” HH ARAM I

ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org - November 2016 In his reflections at the opening session of the bilateral theological dialogue between the Oriental Orthodox Churches and the World Anglican Communion, at the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia, in Antelias, Lebanon, His Holiness Aram I described the present ecumenical landscape as one of "stagnation and uncertainty". In his judgment "the continuous efforts of ...

The meeting of the orthodox youth from all over the world -conclusions

Florin Marica

Gheorghe Anghel - Basilica News Agency - September 2016 Also Read: Lights Procession in Bucharest The joy of communion and the dynamics of christian mission Evening prayer on the Joy Hill. The Young Participants at #ITO2016 Prayed Together with the Patriarch of Romania Document presented by Rev. dr. Florin Marica, patriarchal counsellor, during the opening session of the International Congress ...

King’s College London Welcomes “The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija”

On May 10, at King’s College London, one of the top 20 universities in the world (2013-4 QS international world rankings), a rare history and fine art book, published by Sebastian Press, was presented to a wider public interested to study or expand their knowledge about the cultural heritage of Kosovo and Metohija (Serbia).  Bishop Maxim ...

Will Christmas Come to Iraq?

Makeshift nativity scene in Assyrian refugee camp in Ankawa, Iraq.

By Geoffrey P. Johnston http://www.thewhig.com The holiday season is in full swing, with many Canadians enjoying the carefree pleasures of Christmas office parties and concerts. Others are looking forward to attending Christmas Eve church services, or getting together with family and friends over a turkey dinner. But halfway around the world, Christmas will be anything but carefree for ...

Assyrian NGO, Christian Solidarity International Aiding Iraqis Fleeing Mosul, Baghdede

3/7/14 (AINA) -- The Hammurabi Human Rights Organization (HHRO) formed a Joint Relief Team with Christian Solidarity International (CSI) and visited the displaced families from Mosul and Baghdede (Qaraqosh). They distributed relief aide, including food baskets, milk and infant formula, household items and other essential needs. Mr. Louis Marques, Vice President of the Hammurabi Human Rights Organization ...

Unidentified perpetrators damage greenhouses in Serbian Orthodox Churches in Kosovo

Tanuj- 19/3/14 KOSOVSKA MITROVICA – Unidentified perpetrators illegally entered a church estate in the Mogila village, municipality of Kosovska Vitina, and caused material damages to the garden where vegetables are grown for the needs of soup kitchens and the Diocese of Raska and Prizren of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC). President of NGO Majka Devet Jugovica Svetlana ...

Representatives of European Non-Governmental Organizations meet with His Holiness Aram I

February 2014 On Friday 14 February 2014, representatives of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) from Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom met with His Holiness Aram I. These NGO’s are engaged in humanitarian work in Syria and are particularly concerned with the presence of Christians in the region. Prior to travelling to the region, they ...

Russia’s Orthodox Culture Warrior Comes To The Aid Of Kosovo’s Serbs

Jasmina Scekic - Radio Free Europe 4/2/14 NORTH MITROVICA, Kosovo -- It's a real Catch-22 trying to open a nongovernmental organization in a country you don't recognize. After all, it's hard to apply for registration from officials you regularly denounce as "occupiers." This is the dilemma faced by Vitaly Milonov, a municipal legislator from the Russian city of ...

Hundreds of African refugees are being held hostage in the Sinai desert of Egypt

14/2/2012 Hundreds of African refugees are being held hostage in the Sinai desert of Egypt by smugglers demanding up to $40,000 (£25,000) each for their release, human rights workers have warned. A brutal trafficking industry has flourished over the past year in which Bedouin gangs, emboldened by their apparent impunity, extort higher and higher prices for kidnapped ...

Clergyman: “Armenian Church protects Armenian national traditions”

12/2/2012 Priest Nikoghayos Hovhannisyan, head of the “For protection and development of Armenian kitchen traditions” NGO Sedrak Mamulyan and the secteraty of the same NGO Vahe Antanesyan met journalists at “Armat” (“Root”) press-club and spoke about the Armenian religious feast called Tyaryndaraj. During this feast newly- married couples gather and jump over the fire. Priest Nikoghayos presented ...

Russian Orthodox Church calls for more transparent NGOs

Moscow, February 3, Interfax - The Moscow Patriarchate believes that the activity of nongovernmental noncommercial organizations (NGOs) in Russia should be highly transparent. "At least we need to ensure that all data concerning NGO financing from abroad be open for publication," head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin said during ...

Erasing traces of Armenian presence: Turkey accused of misrepresenting history of Monuments

By GAYANE ABRAHAMYAN ArmeniaNow reporter 01.06.11 Armenian experts are warning that in Turkey almost everywhere panels telling about Armenian monuments present distorted information, which shows a consistent attempt by Turks to erase Armenian traces inside what now is within the borders of their state. “While generally signs and notices placed near monuments are designed to inform tourists, in ...

Church in Smodreza turned into Public Toilet Again

11/6/2011 Serbian Church The Kosmet Strategic Network NGO, which gathers 70 Serb organizations of that type, has communicated that few days ago the church was broken into and turned into a public toilet and waste dump. The Orthodox Christina temple in the village of Samodreza, near Vucitrn, in northern Kosmet, has been desecrated again. The Kosmet Strategic Network ...

NGOs oppose clearing of land where huge Orthodox cathedral is due to be Built

23/8/2010 Hundreds of Bucharest citizens living in the area of the Parliament Palace, with the support of environmental NGOs, submitted a protest at the Bucharest City Hall on Monday calling it not to approve plans to clear a plot of land in the respective area, which is due to be used for the construction of a ...

Armenian historian blames Georgian authorities for ‘privatizing’ Churches

15/7/2010 Identity crisis?: Armenian historian blames Georgian authorities for ‘privatizing’ churches By GAYANE ABRAHAMYAN ArmeniaNow reporter An Armenian historian and researcher has warned that another Armenian church in Georgia is being Georgianized – St. Gevorg of Mughni Church in Tbilisi, which collapsed last year, and which is currently being reconstructed through the efforts of Georgian authorities, now is proclaimed ...