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Turkish religious minorities say they are free to practice

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Representatives of 18 religious minority groups in Turkey have signed a joint statement saying that they are not under pressure from authorities to convert or prevented from worshipping, independent news site Diken said . “As religious representatives and foundation directors of the ancient communities of…

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The Simele Massacre & the Unsung Hero of the Genocide Convention

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By Marlo Safi Assyrian refugees who survived the Simele Massacre of 1933 pictured in the Khabour region of Syria, 1935. (Assyrian Policy Institute) On day 189 of the Nuremberg Trials, French prosecutor Auguste Champetier de Ribes delivered his closing statement. In it, he described the Holocaust as a “crime so…

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Renewal and Hope for Youth Affirming Their Ancestral Syriac Catholic Roots

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Young people from all over the world (shown above) gathered in Lebanon for the first Syriac Youth International Convention July 17-22. The event brought together youth living in the Middle East and from their adoptive countries in the West, including the United States; below, American youth pose with their shepherd, Syriac Catholic…

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Syria: 40 reasons for hope

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• Charity unveils fresh emergency and pastoral aid plan • Archbishop warns of impact of economic sanctions By John Pontifex and Murcadha O Flaherty MORE than 40 projects offering emergency relief and spiritual support to people in…

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Arab & Chaldean Festival in Detroit’s Hart Plaza

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This weekend kicks off the 47th anniversary of the Arab and Chaldean Festival in Hart Plaza It will be a celebration of the culture and an opportunity to create a cultural bridge for the community. We were joined by Dr. Jacoub Mansour, president of the Arab and…

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