Monthly Archives: September 2014

Assyrian food fest continues Sunday in Ceres

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By Deke Farrow jfarrow@modbee.com The Assyrian Star Dancers from Turlock do a traditional gobari dance at the Assyrian Food Festival held at the Assyrian Cultural Center of Bet-Nahrain in Ceres on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. DEBBIE NODA — dnoda@modbee.com |…

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Mideast Christians, Israel, and Why Ted Cruz Got Booed

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By Mark Tooley Such misunderstandings are probably inevitable. enator Ted Cruz’s vigorous affirmation of Israel, which provoked boos from a conference for persecuted Mideast Christians on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., has created a growing controversy. Unfortunately, the strife is unlikely to help either Israel or…

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Pray for Christians in Iraq and Syria Today?

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by Kathryn Jean Lopez A bit of a mess this week reminds me again how little we in America are doing when we have such tremendous power. Families, individuals, campus groups, parishes, friends, co-workers, couples … pray for Iraqi and Syrian Christians.…

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Syriacs ask Lebanese Forces leader Geagea to host Iraqi Christians

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Syriac leaders say Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea showed willingness to help facilitate host of Iraqi Christians in Lebanon. (AFP/File) A Syriac delegation met Friday with Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea to seek shelter for Iraqi Christians who have been displaced by the advance of Islamist militants.…

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Iraqis will be seen like early Christian martyrs, priest predicts

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A young refugee rests after having fled from ISIS and arrived in Ankawa in the northern part of Erbil, Iraq. Credit: www.ankawa.com. Baghdad, Iraq, Sep 12, 2014 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An Argentinian priest caring for the Catholic community in Baghdad says the faith of persecuted Iraqi…

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Last Syrian vineyard keeps wine flowing despite war

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Author: Reuters By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, Sept 10 (Reuters) – Amid the war in Syria, one hillside vineyard still produces wines that are served in the Michelin-starred restaurants of London and Paris. It has been a struggle to keep Syria’s last commercial vineyard open, the owner of…

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Press Freedom Advocacy Association calls the government and security forces to rescue photojournalist Adnan al-Obeidi before his execution Wednesday evening

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Association has learned to defend press freedom in Iraq, said the armed groups that kidnapped reporter channel Saladin Adnan al-Obeidi will be implemented sentenced to death Wednesday evening in the field of Al Alam. The reporter channel of Salahuddin Qaesar Roudhan Alnahidi to the Association that the photojournalist Adnan al-Obeidi, was kidnapped by the organization “Islamic…

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Prince Charles, Chaldean patriarch correspond on persecution of Iraqi Christians

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Catholic World News Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has offered his “profound sympathy” to the head of the Chaldean Catholic Church for the “unbearable and barbaric persecution” suffered by Christians and other religious minorities. In his response, Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako said that “our Christian community in Iraq has endured massacres…

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