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Attacks on churches in the West – Patterns emerge from the Christmas and New Year period

Barnabas Fund – 19/01/2017 For many years now Barnabas Fund has warned that Islamist attacks on churches happen particularly at Easter, Christmas and New Year – with Islamists tending to assume that the latter is a specifically Christian holiday. More recently we have begun to warn that the current spate of attacks on churches in the Middle East and other ... Read More »

Christmas Encyclical (2016): Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate

  The Serbian Orthodox Church to her spiritual children at Christmas, 2016 +IRINEJ By the Grace of God Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, with all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church, to all the clergy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our Holy Church: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the ... Read More »

The ongoing case of Tourlakis vs Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board

Father appeals ruling upholding forced LGBT indoctrination in Ontario schools Lianne Laurence Reporting – LifeSite News – Friday 6th January 2017 HAMILTON, January 6, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — A father of two is appealing an Ontario judge’s decision upholding the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board’s refusal to disclose when morally sensitive subjects such as homosexuality and abortion are discussed. Steve Tourloukis ... Read More »

Letters from Taybeh: Nativity Greetings

Dear Friends of Saint George Taybeh, It was very exciting this evening for the first time to have a wonderful Christmas scouts parade on the main street in Taybeh. This has been a beautiful Bethlehem tradition that this year also spread to Ramallah and Nazareth just like we celebrate receiving the Miracle of the Holy Fire from the Holy-Life-Giving-Tomb-of-Christ in Jerusalem. Thus from the land ... Read More »

Revolution of the Mind: TALKS TO END THE CYPRUS REPUBLIC

Andreas C Chrysafis The first round of talks between President Anastasiades and the Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci in Mont Pelerin in Switzerland raised great expectations. They finished in a euphoric mood that an agreement was within reach and a new meeting was set for the following week to exchange maps. A very good start! The euphoria was short lived! ... Read More »

Barnabas Fund: Are persecuted Christians an embarrassment to Western governments?

Editorial – 08/12/2016 Last week we revealed how three archbishops from Iraq and Syria were refused visas to attend the consecration of the UK’s first Syriac Orthodox cathedral. As we previously reported, they were not the only ones. In the last few months, a number of Christian leaders from contexts of persecution who have been invited to undertake speaking engagements in the ... Read More »

Revolution of the Mind: ERDOGAN TRIES TO HUMILIATE THE GREEKS

Andreas C Chrysafis Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called Greek Cypriots ravenous chickens in a barn! Only a madman and not a head of a state would speak in such an uncivilized and insulting manner against another nation. This dangerous man to regional peace threatens that one way or another Cypriots will learn their lesson; he wants to have the Cyprus ... Read More »

Revolution of the Mind: DISMISSIVE, ELUSIVE and not CONVINCING

Andreas C Chrysafis  In preparation for this week’s visit to Mont Pelerin resort in Switzerland for a bit of “horse-trading” the President spoke on national television to the nation (4th of November) and tried to “inform” his people of the progress of the negotiations on the thorny issue of Cyprus. It has become apparent that even the President does not ... Read More »

Revolution of the Mind: REFERENDUM FOR CYPRUS or NOT?

Andreas C Chrysafis The Cyprus negotiations underway are purported to “resolve the Cyprus issue” this year and one wonders why the urgency? The consequence of making a wrong agreement has hardly been debated and citizens have also been kept in the dark. During the three-year-old euphoric negotiations, the Anastasiades government has succumbed to pressure to dissolve the Republic of Cyprus ... Read More »