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Jordan: ‘Journalists Against Hate’ Conference is a step in the right direction.

Many thanks to the leading role played by the Catholic Center for Studies and Media in Jordan and the Muslim Council of Elders for jointly holding the 'Journalists Against Hate' Conference that elucidates the evil ramifications of hate speech in the hope of replacing hate speech by "love, brotherhood, and amity speech."   Over the period September 27-28, 2021 the

October 8th, 2021|

Lebanon and Syria children are looking for food in bins.

Children in Syria are scavenging for food as the country’s economic crisis spirals out of control – according to the ACN’s head of projects just back from the country. Returning from a 10-day visit to Syria and neighbouring Lebanon, Regina Lynch, director of projects for Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), described dire poverty with people trying to survive

October 8th, 2021|

The eighth Terra Sancta Organ Festival.

The eighth consecutive musical season of the Terra Sancta Organ Festival is to be inaugurated on Tuesday 5 October 2021, with eight concerts until 15 October in Jaffa (Tel Aviv), Nazareth, Jerusalem and Bethlehem, after the preview on 26 September in the church of Emmaus El-Qubeibeh, on the feast-day of the disciples Cleopas and Simeon. The characteristic of the Terra Sancta

October 8th, 2021|

The Middle East Council of Churches Launches an Appeal for Lebanon.

“Amen, I say to you, what you did not do for one of these ones, you did not do for me” (Mathew 25:45) Amidst the deteriorating living conditions in Lebanon and the increase in urgent humanitarian needs, the Relief and Service Department - Diakonia at the Middle East Council of Churches launched a new appeal to maintain the humanitarian needs

October 8th, 2021|

The future of Middle East Christians: A hot question that seeks an answer.

"The gradual fading of Christian presence and witness makes it imperative to undertake an in-depth examination of the situation, drawing on a calm critical reading"   Journalists, reporters, and political analysts specializing in the Middle East affairs have incessantly been writing articles questioning the future of the Middle East Christians in the wake of the prevailing turbulent situations, chaos, and

October 8th, 2021|

Tourism minister launches rehabilitation project of Christian pilgrimage route in Madaba.

Madaba, Sept. 27 (Petra) -- Deputizing for HRH Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, the Crown Prince, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Nayef Al Fayez on Monday launched the phase one of a project to rehabilitate the Christian pilgrimage route in Mount Nebo in the Madaba governorate, southwest Amman. Al Fayez said the project is a key tourist and religious

October 8th, 2021|

LEBANON – Crisis in Christian schools, the Syrian Catholic Patriarch exempts families from paying school fees.

Beirut  - The Syrian Catholic Patriarch Ignace Youssef III Younan, has given instructions to exempt the families of Syrian Catholic students who attend schools connected to the Patriarchate from the payment of school fees for the 2021-2022 academic year. This was reported by the communication bodies of the Siro-Catholic Patriarchate of Antioch, specifying that the exemption applies to the students

October 8th, 2021|

Pilgrimages to the Holy Land, update on health protocols.

HOLY LAND - After months of total closure, bringing the tourism industry to its knees, both in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, a gradual reopening to travelers is taking shape with groups of between 5 and 30 people being allowed to enter Israel on organized trips from September 19, 2021. If the conditions of entry into Israel still require

October 8th, 2021|

Latin Patriarchate parishes organize summer camps after 1-year hiatus due to COVID-19.

HOLY LAND - After one-year hiatus due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus in the Holy Land, and with the support of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, the various parishes of the Patriarchate in Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip this year, organized summer camps for their children while following the appropriate preventive measures. In Jifna, the parish

October 1st, 2021|

MIDDLE EAST – Document on the future of Christians in the Middle East: Western “protections” or “alliances between minorities” do not help us.

Antelias  - In the Middle East there are ecclesial realities that "in order to obtain assistance from some American and European Christian groups, they adopt ideas that militate against coexistence, exaggerate the suffering of Christians, and promote the theory of systematic persecution by Muslims". Other ecclesial subjects are betting everything on the strategy of the "alliance between minorities" or on

October 1st, 2021|