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Revolution of the Mind: ISLAMIC TURKEY AND CYPRUS

Andreas C Chrysafis Like all religions, evil thrives on fear and ignorance! To retain its dominance, evil draws its strength from the weakness of those who are trapped in slavery by their own fears and obsessions. If allowed, evil can actually devour people’s soul; the rise of tyrants and ISIS brutalities are a prime example of that! The current metamorphosis ... Read More »

Letter from Taybeh: Palestinian Oktoberfest 2016

Dear Friends of Taybeh, I pray and hope all of you are having a blessed wonderful summer! I am sharing one of my reflections here with a link and you are welcome to share it with any local media or post it for friends and family.  We are now strongly counting on others who know the good works of Taybeh to ... Read More »

Cyprus: Fears rise over Erdogan’s next move

29 July 2016 MIKE SWEET Speaking from Nicosia this week, ex-state Labor minister Theo Theophanous told Neos Kosmos that Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s crackdown could soon be reaching Cyprus’ shores. Mr Theophanous, who visited the occupied north of the island as a guest, said the consequences of Erdogan’s response to the failed 15 July coup – for Cyprus and ... Read More »

Europe enters a new age of Christian martyrs

The Australian – 28th July 2016 When the history of the early 21st century is written, Father Jacques Hamel, whose throat was slit at the altar where he was offering the sacrifice of the mass in the parish church of the small French town of Saint Etienne-du-Rouvray on Tuesday, will feature prominently. Unlike English Reformation saints such as John Fisher ... Read More »

Migrant-filled Europe is spiralling into chaos under weak leaders

Roger Boyes – The Times, 27th July 2016 This northern summer will be the tipping point, the moment the high-pitched anxiety about the disintegration of Europe starts to colour all political calculation. The fast tempo of the street attacks in Germany and the cumulative terror assaults in France all point in one direction: imperfectly integrated migrant communities and damaged rootless ... Read More »

French church attacker was on terror charge and fitted with GPS tag

28 July 2016 – The Australian France was seeking yesterday to understand how a jihadist awaiting trial on terror charges could attack a church in broad daylight, killing a priest, in an atrocity claimed by Islamic State. Adel Kermiche, 19, was one of two attackers who stormed the church in the Normandy town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray ­during morning mass on ­Tuesday, ... Read More »

So this is Turkey: From Mustafa Kemal to Recep Teyyip Erdogan

A Turkish man takes a selfie with a Turkish police officer, loyal to the government, as they stand atop tanks abandoned by Turkish army officers, against a backdrop of Istanbul’s iconic Bosporus Bridge on Saturday, July 16, 2016. Photo: AAP via AP Photo/Emrah Gurel. 27 July 2016 THEODORE G. KARAKOSTAS Considering the failure of the 2004 coup attempt against Turkish ... Read More »

Fr Dumitru Staniloae: What is Orthodox Spirituality?

The term spirituality is used very loosely in our culture. But Orthodox spirituality has a very specific meaning. It is most clearly stated by Fr. Dumitru Staniloae a renown Romanian Theologian (1903 – 1993). He describes it as a life long process. It is a road that leads one to “perfection in Christ.” This road involves the “cleansing of passions ... Read More »

Revolution of the Mind: THE RAPE OF AKAMAS – PREAMBLE

Article One (of III)  Andreas C Chrysafis   When a nation does not take seriously the implementation of effective measures to protect its environment not only it has no future, but it also offers no hope for the younger generations to protect nature and learn to respect wildlife. In a civil society, it’s called the nurturing of the soul! It ... Read More »