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Right-wing Israeli Group Targets Palestinian Christians, Protests Christmas Tree Event in Jerusalem

By The Voice of Palestine Global Research, December 07, 2015 The right-wing Jewish group ‘Lehava’ held a protest outside of the YMCA in Jerusalem, shouting at Palestinian Christian children and families as they were entering and leaving the annual Christmas-tree decoration party. Lehava is a group that calls for the expulsion of the indigenous Palestinian population from their homes in what ... Read More »

BRITISH MPs PUT PRESSURE FOR RECOGNITION OF GENOCIDE OF MIDDLE EASTERN CHRISTIANS

MPS PUT PRESSURE ON DAVID CAMERON TO RECOGNISE CHRISTIAN ‘GENOCIDE’ IN THE MIDDLE EAST By Sean Smith Senior British politicians have put pressure on David Cameron with a letter urging that the UK joins other nation states in recognising the persecution of Christians in the Middle East as “genocide”. Last week the Lithuanian parliament become the first EU state to recognise ... Read More »

Muslims shield Christian passengers in militant attack on Kenyan bus

Fredrick Nzwili | December 22, 2015 NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Christian leaders have hailed as an act of bravery and selflessness the shielding of some Christians by Muslims after suspected al-Shabab gunmen in Mandera County ambushed a passenger bus. The gunmen sprayed the bus with bullets, killing two. But when they asked the 62 Muslim passengers to help identify the Christian ... Read More »

Sultan of Brunei bans Christmas ‘because it could damage faith of Muslims’

  Tiny conservative nation on Borneo warns citizens that putting up festive decorations or singing carols could threaten the country’s Muslim faith  By Barney Henderson Brunei has banned public celebrations of Christmas, warning that putting up festive decorations or singing carols could threaten the country’s Muslim faith. The conservative Islamic country on the island of Borneo allows non-Muslims to celebrate ... Read More »

Atheists force Minnesota town to pull Nativity scene: Residents’ response is epic

Fr Mark Hodges WADENA, Minnesota, December 16, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – After an atheist group forced one Minnesota city to take down its Nativity scene, residents took matters into their own hands, blanketing the town with nativity scenes in response…hundreds of them. Wadena officials were forced to take down a Christmas display by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), which threatened to ... Read More »

ALBANIAN AUTHORITIES VIOLATE AND DEMOLISH CHURCH

ALBANIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF ST. ATHANASIUS DESTROYED. On August 26, 2015 at around 4 o’clock in the morning construction forces attacked and destroyed the church of St. Athanasius in Dhermi in Himara, which had recently been twice vandalized, reported the press office of the Albanian Orthodox Church. The destruction crew gave no notice and did not allow the parish faithful ... Read More »

Three Christian hostages in Syria killed by Isis

Islamist group threatens to kill 200 more Assyrian men taken captive in February unless $100,000 ransom is paid for each   According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Islamic State militants appear to have killed three Christian captives in Syria. The men were captured in February when Isis overran a series of Assyrian settlements in north-east Syria. Kabur ... Read More »

Anatomy of the “Septemvriana”: Constantinople 1955

Pogrom Constantinople Sept 1955 Desecrated Church

NEOS KOSMOS More than 5,300 properties, the vast majority of them Greek-owned, were badly damaged or destroyed that night. Among these were houses, businesses, churches, monasteries, schools. The Constantinople-Istanbul pogrom, also known as the Constantinople riots or September events, was organised mob attacks directed primarily at the city’s Greek minority on 6-7 September 1955. The events were triggered by the ... Read More »

Letter From Taybeh: A Blessed Mother’s Day 2015

Christ is Risen!  Truly He is Risen! Dear Friends of Saint George Taybeh, As I am having a beautiful Mother’s Day in Boston, I must wish all of the beloved mothers I know and the beautiful women who are like mothers to others, a blessed Happy Mother’s Day.  It is also the day we can remember and pray for all ... Read More »

VANISHING CYPRUS: The Mousetrap of Banking

By Andreas C Chrysafis April, 2015 (No 73) © Pick up a stone off the ground, turn it upside down and one soon discovers another thriving virus of corruption lurking under it. To the dismay of citizens, a fine web of dishonesty has deeply infiltrated into the social structure of the island. In the absence of Rule of Law, and ... Read More »