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The Slow and Silent Extinction of Christians in Iraq.

A report published in June 2020 by Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) points to the risk of extinction of Christians in Iraq, and especially in the Nineveh Plain. If Christians are an endangered species in Iraq, it is not the fault of Covid-19, but that of the viruses of indifference and religious persecution: the report published last June

July 21st, 2020|

Catholic hospitals in Syria working to help indigent patients.

Three Catholic-run hospitals providing life-saving services free of charge to vulnerable Syrians hope to aid some 50,000 patients by the project’s end next year. “Institutions in Syria now are having a lot of difficulties…So, this project supporting these hospitals is helping them to go on,” said Flavia Chevallard, project co-ordinator for ‘Operation Open Hospitals in Syria’ implemented by AVSI, a

July 21st, 2020|

First Youth Consultation Seminar within the “Kairos Middle East Towards Churches Global Compact” Process .

Youth are a key pillar in shaping the future As part of the “Kairos Middle East Towards Churches Global Compact” process, the Theological and Ecumenical Department (TED) of the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) organized the first youth consultation seminar on the 11th of July 2020, at the St Augustine center in Kafra – Ain Saade, Lebanon. The youth

July 21st, 2020|

Syria: Cathedral rises up from the ashes of persecution.

A restored cathedral in Aleppo, which was bombed countless times, is to be officially re-opened - a sign of the enduring presence of Christianity in a city where Islamists had threatened their very existence. Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) provided key funds to repair the Maronite Cathedral of St Elijah, which was hit by missiles and

July 21st, 2020|

AUM, Latin Patriarchate Schools in Jordan sign a cultural agreement.

The American University of Madaba (AUM) and the Latin Patriarchate Schools in Jordan signed a cultural agreement on Thursday July 16, 2020. Under the agreement, the AUM will present full scholarships to excelling students in four of the Latin Patriarchate schools in Jordan. These scholarships are viewed as an addition to the numerous scholarships presented by the AUM in accordance

July 21st, 2020|

The Lord’s Prayer acknowledges our identity as children of God.

Prayers at any Churches of the world regardless of their denominations always include the “Lord’s Prayer”. The Holy Bible states, “One day Lord Jesus was praying in a certain place. When He finished, one of His disciples said to Him, "Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples." He said to them, "When you pray, say: "

July 21st, 2020|

Christians Everywhere Should Be Concerned About Hagia Sofia’s Conversion to a Mosque

In a significant and shocking moment for Muslim-Christian relations, Turkey's President Erdogan has announced that the Hagia Sophia, the beautiful and grand former cathedral, is to be turned into a mosque -- again. The first church on the site was founded in AD 360, with the present building dating back to the sixth century, and was the centre of the

July 21st, 2020|

The Political Situation in Northeast Syria — An Assyrian Perspective.

In early May, Al-Monitor reported that the Kurdish National Council (KNC) and the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in northeastern Syria began US-sponsored reconciliation talks in the hope they could join the UN-sponsored peace process related to Syria. The KNC is Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) affiliated body and was formed under the party leader, Masoud Barzani's, sponsorship. The backing of

July 21st, 2020|

Turkey says it rejects EU condemnation over Hagia Sophia.

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s foreign minister on Tuesday chided the European Union over its condemnation of a Turkish decision to convert Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia from a museum to a mosque, saying the matter is an issue of national sovereignty. Last week, Turkey canceled the sixth-century former cathedral-turned-mosque’s 86-year status as a museum and said it would open for Muslim

July 21st, 2020|