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The Thirty-Year Genocide: Turkey’s Destruction of Its Christian Minorities, 1894–1924 New Book from Harvard University Press

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written by Gregory Pappas A new book is being released in days by Harvard University Press by two leading Israeli genocide scholars about the genocide of Armenian, Greek and Assyrian Christians in Turkey. According to the book description, The Thirty-Year Genocide: Turkey’s Destruction of Its Christian Minorities, 1894–1924, the…

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Media release AUA meeting with the Minister for Immigration

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Assyrian Universal Alliance in Australia meets with the Hon. David Coleman MP Sydney – 22 March 2019 Today Friday 22nd March 2019, a delegation representing the Assyrian Universal Alliance (AUA) and the Assyrian Australian National Federation (AANF) attended a meeting a with the Hon…

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Persecution of Christians Remains Elusive for US Catholics

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Iraqi Chaldean Christian children queue up to receive their First Communion during mass at the Apostles Peter and Paul Chaldean Catholic Church in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on July 13, 2018. (Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images) Read Newsmax: Persecution of Christians Remains Elusive for US Catholics | Newsmax.com Urgent: Do…

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In Syria, Caritas works to promote understanding among neighbors

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CNS photo/Muhammad Hamed, Reuters A young Syrian refugee holds a watermelon at his shop in the Zaatari refugee camp near Mafraq, Jordan, June 22, 2018. “A lot of young men left Syria because they didn’t want to fight in the conflict,” Maha Yahya, director of the Carnegie Middle East Center, told Catholic News Service. (CNS…

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Maronite Bishop of Damascus warns of aging Christian communities

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By Mario Schiavone |Christian population in Syria is aging fast The Syrian population lives in an undetermined condition, without “peace or war”. An uncertain and difficult situation, which is becoming unsustainable for the weakest, and which sees an impressive decline in Christians, decreased in some areas by 77 percent compared to the times before the…

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For Chaldeans who fled Iraq, New Zealand attacks brought back memories

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  Christchurch. The message reads in part: “Please accept our prayer and condolences in this terrible, painful time. God have mercy on the people and we pray for the injured ones. Your brothers, St. Addai Catholic Church, New Zealand.” CNS photo/courtesy NZ CatholicThe St. Addai Chaldean Catholic community in suburban Auckland felt the impact of…

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‘Prince of ISIS’ turns to Christ after a dream

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By Eno Adeogun A former ISIS leader has vowed to leave the terrorist organisation after a dream motivated him to convert to Christianity. The man, whose identity has been disguised for his safety, is being called Mohammad and used to be a spiritual leader within ISIS.He shared his…

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Christians need help to rebuild their lives

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Despite death threats to him and his family, Pastor Abdullah has bravely chosen to stay in Syria and turn his church into a centre of hope for his community. Pastor Abdullah told Open Doors that his parishioners need relief aid, trauma care and assistance to rebuild their homes and their livelihoods.…

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Gov’t-sponsored restoration of Diyarbak?r churches begins

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DAILY SABAH ISTANBUL The Surp Gragos Church was repaired in the late 1990s but was heavily damaged in PKK attacks. Restoration work has begun on an Armenian and a Chaldean church damaged in terror attacks in Diyarbak?r after government allocates TL 15 million for the project…

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Iraq’s president requires return of Christians to Iraq

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Brinkwire BAGHDAD, March 10 (Xinhua) — Iraqi President Barham Salih on Sunday stressed the need to provide a peaceful environment for the displaced Christians to return to their homes in Iraq. A statement by his office said that Salih met with Christian clergyman Patriarch Gorgis…

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