Occidental World Magazine Publish Article on Persecuted Christians of Eritrea

March 10, 2018 Featured

Occidental World Magazine – 10/3/18 High Concerns on the Situation of Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eritrea Global: The Occidental World Magazine of the Occidental Studies Institution has published an article on Christian persecution in Eritrea written by George Alexander (Junior Adviser on Geo-strategy of Region). If you ask people, “Where is Eritrea?” most would have […]

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“This is a desert place”

November 14, 2015 Featured News
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Orthodox Mission Fraternity – South Sudan • Diocese of Nubia – November 2015 The word of God on the eighth Sunday of Matthew is very remarkable. There are two sentences that literally describe the mission work in the countries in Africa and a miracle, that of the multiplication of the loaves, which proves beyond the slightest doubt […]

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Ethiopian life in Beit Shean

August 25, 2015 Featured News
Hava preparing to host in her garden;  Photo courtesy: Travelujah

August 2015- When people are thinking about planning their Holy Land tour, particularly first timers, 99% of the time they will ask for a tour with all the highlights. But what are these highlights? Jerusalem, Old City, Dead Sea, Sea of Galilee? Try Hava, an Ethiopian immigrant who lives in her very Ethiopian style home […]

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July 16, 2015 Featured News
Another Christian pastor to be granted an early prison release in Iran

July 2015 Protestant pastor Farshid Fathi, 36, was arrested in December 2010 in Teheran. Subsequently he was sentenced to 7 years in prison on charges of actions threatening Iran’s national security. In April 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a letter to Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, asking him to pardon […]

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2014: a missionary year in review

January 2, 2015 Featured News

Orthodox Missionary Fraternity – Januray 2015 2014 has been a very important year for the Orthodox Missions worldwide. The global financial crisis significantly reduced -for yet another year- the funds donated to the Missions, while at the same time the latter moved dynamically towards a future of self-preservation and self-sufficiency. Thousands were the catechumens who joined the […]

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Children of South Sudan

November 29, 2014 Featured News

Orthodox Mission in South Sudan – November 2014 South Sudan is the newest independent state in the world, formed in July 2011. The majority of its citizens is Christian, while Orthodox population is estimated to be a few thousands. With the blessing of His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, […]

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Former Sudanese Detainee to Launch Campaign Against Religious Persecution

October 3, 2014 Featured News

RIA Novosti – October 2014 MOSCOW, September 28 (RIA Novosti) – A former Sudanese detainee, Mariam Ibrahim, who was charged with apostasy and managed to escape a death sentence, is planning to launch a campaign for those arrested for religious reasons, BBC reports. “Sadly, this was all under the guise of the law,” she said, adding […]

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Sudan bans construction of new churches

July 16, 2014 Featured News

16/7/14 Sudan has prohibited the construction of any new church in the country which has been under an Islamic regime since 1989. The Sudanese Minister of Guidance and Religious Endowments Shalil Abdullah announced that the government will henceforth not issue permits for the building of churches in the country. Minister Shalil Abdullah told the press […]

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After release, Sudan’s Meriam Ibrahim speaks out

July 5, 2014 Featured News

7/5/14 Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman previously sentenced to death for apostasy, spoke up for the first time, sharing her fears for the health of a daughter born in extreme conditions in prison, and her concerns over an unknown future for her family. “I gave birth chained. Not cuffs but chains on my legs. […]

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Meriam Ibrahim apostasy death sentence leaves Sudan’s Christians feeling unsafe

June 10, 2014 Featured News

Brownie Marie – 10/6/14 Christians in Sudan are not attending church services like they used to in the wake of the Meriam Ibrahim apostasy case, activists have reported. The Christians are afraid that they will be told to denounce their faith or receive a death sentence – the penalty under Sharia law for apostasy. Ibrahim was […]

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Ecumenical Patriarch’s Statement condemning religious violence in Northern Africa

May 20, 2014 Featured News

May 2014 The Ecumenical Patriarchate has witnessed with great pain and distress the recent manifestations of religious violence against women in Northern Africa, which have profoundly and justifiably concerned the global community. It expresses its outright and unequivocal condemnation of the kidnapping in Nigeria of scores of young women, who are forcibly subjected to espouse […]

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Jizya-Vigilantes Target Christian Minorities

March 14, 2014 Featured News

Raymond Ibrahim – 14/3/14 In the al-Nafura region of Asyut, Egypt, an increasingly common scene took place earlier this month. Isaac Eli—a Coptic Christian—was abducted under threat of gunfire. According to sources, four “unknown persons” armed with automatic weapons came upon the Coptic wood merchant while he was working in front of his home, coerced him […]

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Divine diplomacy: build Russian church, let temple stay

October 17, 2013 Featured News

CHARU SUDAN KASTURI – 17/10/13 Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s StMatthew 22:21 New Delhi, Oct. 16: The paths are about to cross on the table of high diplomacy. Places of worship have crept into the agenda of summit talks between President Vladimir Putin […]

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Two Sudan Coptic priests arrested after ‘baptism’

December 24, 2012 Featured News

By AFP Khartoum-23/12/12 Two priests from the Coptic Orthodox Church in Sudan have been arrested after the religious conversion of a Muslim in the Islamist-run state, church sources said. “I understand there was someone from the Arab origin that accepted Christ and was baptized by them,” leading to their arrest within the past few days, […]

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Muslim Persecution of Christians: June 2012

July 30, 2012 Featured News

Raymond Ibrahim 30/7/2012 U.S.-backed rebels are committing Christian genocide in Syria, where they are sacking churches and issuing threats that all Christians will be cleansed from rebel-held territory. A mass exodus of thousands of Christians is taking place, even as mainstream Western reporters like Robert Fisk demonize those same Christians for being supportive of the […]

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Faith Digest: Report names Turkey as offender

March 30, 2012 News

30/3/2012 Turkey cited for religious freedom woes. Turkey stands as a new and controversial addition to an annual list of the worst offenders of religious freedom released by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Four of nine commissioners objected to adding Turkey to the list of Countries of Particular Concern—a who’s who of dictatorships […]

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The future looks bleak for Middle East Christians

March 23, 2012 News

By Ben Cohen 22/3/2012 Not every Christian community in the Middle East lives with the scale of terror currently in Sudan, itbut is legitimate to ask whether this provides a glimpse of the future for Christians in the region. Wearing a frown that creased his unreasonably handsome features, Georg Clooney was handcuffed by police outside […]

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One Christian in the world dies for faith every five minutes – Statistics

June 28, 2011 Featured News

Moscow, June 24, Interfax – The Russian Orthodox Church urged well-developed countries to set up an effective system of protecting Christians, in particular using financial factors. “The European Parliament in its Resolution of January 20 mentions the necessity to set up a specific mechanism of influencing the countries where Christians are persecuted. I think this […]

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Orthodox Patriarch Ordains New Deacons

March 16, 2011 News

Dan Wandera 15 /3/2011 Patriarchate of Alexandria The Eastern Orthodox Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa, Theodoros II, has ordained two deacons to serve the Orthodox Church in Uganda and Southern Sudan. Speaking during the ordination at Monde Orthodox Church in Luweero District on Sunday, Patriarch Theodoros II emphasised preaching the message of […]

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Pope Shenouda will not lead Feast of the Epiphany in Alexandria

January 17, 2011 News

17/1/2011 Pope Shenouda, who returned to Egypt from a medical trip to the US today, will not lead Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Epiphany out of respect to the mourners in Alexandria Egypt’s Pope Shenouda III will not lead Mass celebrating the Feast of the Epiphany in Alexandria this year. This will be […]

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The Beauty of Islamic Sharia Law

December 17, 2010 Featured News

UK COPTS 16/12/2010 For all our friends out there who do not mind if the Islamic Sharia Law is introduced to United Kingdom. Here is the Great Compassionate Islamic Law at its best. Warning: The Video is disturbing and not recommended for children or the fainthearted. A girl is condemned in the Sudan of […]

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