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Knights of Columbus: “The next US president must aid persecuted Christians”

Washington D.C., Sep 12, 2016 - Christians can’t be second-class citizens if they are to remain in the Middle East, and the next United States administration will need to stand up for their rights, the head

September 16th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

Middle East Council of Churches Reconvenes

amman, 6 september 2016 – leaders and delegates from the member churches that constitute the four families of the middle east council of churches (mecc) gathered in amman, jordan for its 11th general assembly. the four families

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Christian charity restores hope to displaced Iraqi Christians who lost everything

Thousands of displaced Christians in Iraq are being helped to rebuild their lives by a leading Christian charity. International Christian Concern is reporting how it has helped families rebuild lives and businesses destroyed by  Islamic State.

September 16th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Will Egypt take step towards religious freedom with new law?

Cairo, Egypt, Aug 30, 2016 - Christians in Egypt are hoping that a new law will make it easier for them to build churches, particularly after old laws effectively forced Christians to celebrate Mass in house

September 13th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Archbishop Pizzaballa ordained in Bergamo: “I want to be a bishop for all”

BERGAMO – The Church of the Holy Land and Bergamo united in joy and thanksgiving this Saturday, September 10, 2016, when Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa, OFM, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, was ordained

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Middle East Council of Churches convenes

The Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) held its 11th General Assembly this week, bringing leaders from regional churches together to pursue a unified ecclesiastical voice in the midst of human suffering that is permeating

September 9th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |

Protecting Christian presence an obligation for Muslims, too — Theophilos

AMMAN — Orthodox Church Patriarch Theophilos III has stressed the important role Christian leaders can play to encourage the Christian presence in the Middle East saying it is not only a responsibility, but also an

September 9th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Current situation motivated us to unite — Patriarch Twal

AMMAN — Patriarch of the Latin Church in Jerusalem Fouad Twal said on Tuesday that ongoing violence and distress in the Middle East is the reason why the Middle East Council of Churches immediately needs

September 9th, 2016|Tags: , , |

ELCA Churchwide Assembly addresses human rights concerns in Israel and Palestine

CHICAGO (Sept. 8, 2016) – Voting members of the 2016 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Churchwide Assembly in New Orleans Aug. 8-13 approved two memorials that address concerns over human rights in Israel and

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King Abdullah II: We are proud in this country of the values of tolerance and peace

His Majesty King Abdullah II has said that "we are proud in this country of the values of love, tolerance and peace that we share". He added that Jordan has become a model for coexistence,

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