The theatre is filled with moments when everything clicks together, every part, scene and note, to produce a magical experience for audience and players alike. It happened at the Mesopotamian Night Chicago’s premiere concert October 11 at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, IL. Continue reading
by Wadih El Hayek and Youssef Zbib
A pro-Christian protest in Beirut, Lebanon, on July 24, 2014. Some rights reserved by mariogoraieb
On the terrace of his small apartment in Sin El Fil, east of Beirut, Ghassan sat cradling Continue reading
Honoree’s Mark Burnett and Roma Downey attends the Anti-Defamation League Entertainment Industry Dinner honoring Roma Downey and Mark Burnett at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 8, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (John M. Heller/Getty Images) Continue reading
Our 2014 war scenarios seem to be replays of Cold War confrontations with Russia and China, plus reruns of Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syrian U.S. interventions of 1991-2003 under Bush/Cheney and Clinton regimes.
Anti-war protests and elections change nothing. Big Oil, arms brokers and military Continue reading
By Reissa Su
A black flag belonging to the Islamic State is seen near the Syrian town of Kobani, as pictured from the Turkish-Syrian border near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, October 6, 2014. A black flag belonging to Islamic State was visible Continue reading
Inter Press Service
AMUDA, Syria, Oct 28 (IPS) – There was never anything particularly remarkable about this northern town of 25,000. However, today it has become the lab for one the most pioneering political experiments ever conducted in the entire Middle East region. Continue reading
Chicago area ANCA and Armenian American community members joined with Senator Mark Kirk and Assyrian American community leaders at a special field hearing on ISIS’s Atrocities against women and religious minorities.
“ISIS controls more money, fighters and land than al-Qaeda did on 9/11 and is Continue reading
Banner Icon War in Syria The Kurdish fight in Syria slowly turns international on the ground as an unprecedented number of foreign volunteers join the pro-Kurdish militias to fight against the Islamic State (IS) jihadists.
The most widely reported cases include 43-year-old US air force veteran Brian Wilson Continue reading
By LAUREN RELICH/ VN STAFF WRITER
The Christians of Mosul who have been targeted by the Islamic extremist group ISIS will be the focus of a mass on campus Sunday, Nov. 9, at 9 p.m. in St. Ignatius Chapel.
“During July of this year, Iraqi Christians of Mosul and northern villages were forced by Continue reading
Catholic News Agency (CNA)
.- Bombs are falling and the sound of the explosion is sending shock and fear into the hearts of the people. Amid the sound of crying and frenzied activity, people pack up what belongings they can carry and make off into the night. Continue reading
American Christians have been slow to the point of near silence when it comes to speaking out about the atrocities committed against their fellow believers by the Islamic State in Iraq (ISIS). The Jewish people are much better models in solidarity when Jews are persecuted. Continue reading
Multiply Berlin’s official estimate by 4 to get realistic number, says security agency source.
A Turkish soldier atop a tank watches as Islamic State jihadis advance on the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani, October 10.. (photo credit:UMIT BEKTAS / REUTERS) Continue reading
By ANNE BARNARDOCT. 27, 2014
A volunteer patrolling a Christian village on the border between Syria and Lebanon. Credit Diego Ibarra Sanchez for The New York Times
LABWEH, Lebanon — Recent outbreaks of fighting and growing sectarian tensions in Continue reading
Lebanese soldiers patrol a field in the northern Lebanese village of Wadi Kahled near the Lebanese-Syrian border (Reuters / Omar Ibrahim)
The threat of Islamic State has crossed the borders of Syria to neighboring Lebanon, making Christians there arm themselves to defend their land and families from the Continue reading
Written by Staff
Chicago, IL-(ENEWSPF)- A destabilized Middle East has created widespread persecution of religious minorities. It took U.S. airpower to save the minority Yazidis from ISIS. In the Christian town of Qaraqosh, hundreds have been slaughtered. Christians in towns like Qaraqosh and Mosul were given the option to either convert to Islam or face death. Continue reading
by Mark Movsesian
For the past several weeks, the world has been watching Kobani (in Kurdish, Kobanê), a small city on the Syrian-Turkish border. In September, militants from ISIS, the Sunni Islamist group that has declared a restored caliphate in the Middle East, laid siege to the city, which is mostly Kurdish and currently in the hands of the YPG, a Syrian Continue reading
The Arab American and Chaldean Council (ACC), a nonprofit human service organization serving southeast Michigan, announced it has relocated its headquarters to Troy from Lathrup Village. The new office is at 363 W. Big Beaver Road, Suite 300. Administrative staff members will be housed in the new 11,000-square-foot space, Continue reading
By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz
Ghassan Michel Rubeiz
Washington DC — The breakdown in Syria is increasingly impacting Lebanon. The borders between the two countries are no longer significant, given the flow of fighters in both directions. Over the past three days intense battles in Tripoli, Lebanon’s second Continue reading
Three Generations of a Christian family that fled from the violence in Mosu. (photo credit:REUTERS)
For nearly six months, the eyes of the world have been focused on the most bloodthirsty and openly barbaric group of Islamist radicals ever to bludgeon its way across the Middle East in modern history. Continue reading
By Mark Banks
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales will give a video address on the subject of religious freedom to Parliamentarians and representatives of different faith groups in the House of Lords next week.
The address will be shown at the launch of the Religious Freedom in the World Report Continue reading