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Civil War Disastrous for Syria’s Christians

Civil War Disastrous for Syria’s Christians

The current civil war has been disastrous for the Christian minority in Syria. While the media has been talking much about the brutality of the Assad regime, less well known is the reported treatment of Christians. According to Raymond Ibrahim of the Middle East Forum, he warns if the “rebels” defeat Assad, Syrian Christians might […]

An Uphill Fight For Egypt’s Christians, But There is Hope

An Uphill Fight For Egypt’s Christians, But There is Hope

The post-uprising Egypt has been difficult and life after elections an uphill fight for the 7,3 Million Coptic Christians, but there is hope. Additionally, the recent unrest and protests over an anti-Islam film – allegedly produced and distributed by expatriate Coptic Christians in the U.S. – brought on even more worries for what lies in the […]

Christians In Syria Brace For An Uncertain Future

Christians In Syria Brace For An Uncertain Future

 The Christian communities in Syria brace for an uncertain future in light of a civil war that is tearing apart the country since over a year. They are being reminded of 636 B.C., when the Christian Byzantine emperor Heraclius and his army have been defeated by Muslim forces south of present-day Damascus.

Jerusalem Day of Prayer May Be the ‘Biggest Prayer Initiative in History’

Jerusalem Day of Prayer May Be the ‘Biggest Prayer Initiative in History’

For the yearly “Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem,” happening the 1st Sunday of every October, millions of people join in prayer for the Holy City. The organizers estimate that this year is going to be the biggest prayer event of this kind in history. From www.daytopray.com: What Is the Day of Prayer […]

Secretary Clinton Gives Strong Religion Speech After Embassy Attacks

Secretary Clinton Gives Strong Religion Speech After Embassy Attacks

Protests that led to the deaths of the U.S. Ambassador in Libya and three other Americans at the consulate in Benghazi spread across the region. In response to the recent violence Secretary Clinton gave a strong speech about religion. Dan Robinson, Voa News, September 12, 2012: “This is an attack that should shock the conscience […]

Syria – More than 12 Thousand Greek-Catholics are Trapped and Starving in the Village of Rableh

Syria – More than 12 Thousand Greek-Catholics are Trapped and Starving in the Village of Rableh

Heartfelt prayers and intercession are needed for the thousands of Christians trapped in Rableh, a town in central Syria, located southwest of Homs, east of the border with Lebanon. Rableh (Agenzia Fides), August 22, 2012: Over 12 thousand faithful Greek-Catholics are trapped in the village of Rableh, west of Qusayr, in the area of Homs. […]