The Arab World’s Christians: Easter, 2017

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James Zogby, Contributor President, Arab American Institute; Author, “Arab Voices”
This year there will no Easter celebrations for Coptic Christians in Upper Egypt. Out of concern for their security and out of respect for the 45 Christians who were victims of two horrific suicide bombing attacks on Palm Sunday, their bishop declared that Easter Continue reading

Christianity is being driven out of the Middle East

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Prospects of Christianity surviving in its birthplace, the Middle East, appear as grim this Holy Week as they have at any time in the last two millennia.
Persecution of the world’s largest religion has intensified, especially in Muslim-dominated countries. Jihadists appear to have repeatedly carried out one of their oft- Continue reading

Christians in UAE attend daylong prayers on Good Friday

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Vicar explains the special service held at St Thomas Orthodox Cathedral
Good Friday mass at St Mary’s Catholic Church. Thousands attended prayers at various churches across the UAE.Image Credit: Arshad Ali/Gulf News
Jumana Khamis, Staff Reporter
Dubai: Thousands of Christian residents in Dubai and across the country observed Continue reading

AUA letter

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The Assyrian Universal Alliance (AUA) congratulates Mr. Arsen Mikhaylov on his election to the Parliament of the Republic of Armenia. This is the first timethat an Assyrian has been elected to represent the Assyrians of Armenia. We extend our gratitude to the government of Armenia, especially to Honorable Serzh Sargsyan, the Continue reading

Muslims Killing Christians and Muslims

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By Shayne Heffernan
Hard Line Muslims are killing Christians and Muslims across the Middle East.
Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has claimed responsibility for two Egyptian church bombings that killed 44 people, mainly Coptic Christians, Reuters reports, citing Amaq news agency, which is affiliated with the terrorist group. Continue reading

We need better protection

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ACN News: Monday, 10th April 2017 – EGYPT
With picture of Coptic Catholic Bishop Kyrillos William of Assiut, Upper Egypt (© Aid to the Church in Need)
Egypt Bishop calls for increased church security in wake of bombings
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First Palm Sunday since IS in Iraq’s main Christian town

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By Afp
An Iraqi Christian resident of Qaraqosh attends Palm Sunday service at the heavily damaged Church of the Immaculate Conception on April 9, 2017
Members of Iraq’s Christian minority celebrated Palm Sunday in the country’s main Christian town of Qaraqosh for the first time since it was retaken from the Islamic State group. Continue reading