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Iraqi Christians need urgent aid, archbishop tells Britain’s foreign secretary | Catholic Herald

Catholicherald - 2019-06-10 10:16

Poor Security in Iraq Prevents IPDs from Returning: Christian Leader

BAS News - 2019-06-10 00:06
ERBIL - The leader of the Syriac Orthodox Church Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II has argued that the poor security situation in Iraq has prevented the displaced Christians from returning to their places of origin. The Patriarch made the comments during a pr ...

Syriac Orthodox Christians in Turkey: ''This Is Simply Our Home'' - Qantara.de

Qantara - 2019-05-31 06:30

Burkina Faso's war against militant Islamists

BBC - 2019-05-30 02:21
Attacks on Christians by armed groups in Burkina Faso signals a worrying new shift, experts say. ...

This country has used us up - Turkey’s Christians | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-05-25 23:31

Pence's Efforts to Help Iraqi Christians Faces New Threat | RealClearPolitics

Realclearpolitics - 2019-05-25 14:36

Erbil Archbishop calls on UK Government to help prevent Iraqi Christians dying out

Thetablet - 2019-05-25 09:02

Iraqi Christians Face an Impossible Choice - The Atlantic

Theatlantic - 2019-05-23 14:33

Archbishop of Erbil Concerned Over Christians' "Plight" in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-22 01:10
ERBIL - Bashar Warda, the archbishop of Erbil's Chaldean Catholic Church, in the Kurdistan Region, has expressed deep concerns over the "plight of Christians in Iraq," as the number of the minority group's members in the country has drastically decreased ...

Christians and Muslims ‘inseparable brothers’ in Kurdistan village

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-21 14:16

At Least 19 Christians from Nineveh Still Missing after IS Abduction: MP

BAS News - 2019-05-20 16:25
ERBIL — A member of Kurdistan Region Parliament said at least 19 Christians whom were abducted by the Islamic State (IS) in Nineveh province of Iraq, remain missing. MP Robina Tiyari told BasNews that they are concerned with the fate of the people abduct ...

Israeli Scholars Say Turkish Genocides Wiped Out Armenians, Greeks, Christians - The National Herald

Thenationalherald - 2019-05-20 15:55

Interview with Father Tobias Zimmermann: "Islam confronts us Christians with long-overdue debates" - Qantara.de

Qantara - 2019-05-19 08:48

When Turkey Destroyed Its Christians - WSJ

WSJ - 2019-05-18 00:13

Syriac Christians see Turkey’s safe zone plans an existential threat | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-05-17 22:12

Christians Displaced From Afrin Rebuild Lives, Church

Voanews - 2019-05-15 06:57

Iraq’s Christians Grapple With New Threat From Iran-Backed Militias

Ncregister - 2019-05-08 09:29

Celebrating 7th century monastery, Nineveh’s Christians cherish

Rûdaw - 2019-05-07 18:44

Persecution driving Christians out of Middle East – report | World news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-05-03 00:44

People smile in Tabqa in third year of freedom

ANF - 2019-05-01 18:01
Arabs, Kurds and Christians are happy and smiling in Tabqa as the city prepares to celebrate the third year of freedom. ...

KRG Council of Ministers congratulates Christians on Easter

Kurdistan Regional Government - 2019-04-29 23:07

Christians Seek Postponement to Iraq’s Provincial Election

BAS News - 2019-04-29 11:21
ERBIL — Christians in Iraq are calling for the postponement of the provincial elections in the country, arguing that the situation is not favorable. Since the eruption of Islamic State (IS) crisis, the majority of Christians, especially in the areas of M ...

Christians celebrate festival at Marbena Qadisha shrine in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-04-26 20:52
KOYA, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Christians held a festival at the Marbena Qadisha Shrine near Koya city in Iraqi Kurdistan on Friday and were joined in the celebrations by a number of local residents from other faiths. One of the participants, Hawzhin Sl ...

KRG Council of Ministers congratulates Christians on Easter

KRG-Spain - 2019-04-24 00:02
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – The Kurdistan Regional Government Council of Ministers congratulates all Christians on the occasion of Easter. Following is the text of the statement: On the occasion of Easter, we extend our warmest congr ...

Sri Lanka attacks bring together Muslims, Christians

Kurdiu - 2019-04-23 21:46

Sri Lanka attacks and the strategy of terrorism

Rûdaw - 2019-04-22 23:15
Targeting local Christians and foreigners involves a clear, defined goal ...

Christians and Muslims celebrate Easter together in Duhok villag

Rûdaw - 2019-04-22 21:05

KRG Council of Ministers congratulates Christians on Easter

Gulan Media - 2019-04-22 14:50

PM Barzani Hails Christians' Contributions to Making a Better Kurdistan

Gulan Media - 2019-04-21 03:55

PM Barzani Hails Christians' Contributions to Making a Better Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-04-20 19:04
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani has extended his gratitude to Christians for their contribution to establishing a safer and better region. "I thank our Christian community for their contributions to making Kurdistan a better and ...

Donald Trump to help Iraq Christians punish Islamic State - Washington Times

Washingtontimes - 2019-04-19 20:24

Gazan Christians waiting for permits to enter Israel over Easter | The Times of Israel

Timesofisrael - 2019-04-18 00:13

More Syrians Are Becoming Christians After ISIS | Al Bawaba

Albawaba - 2019-04-17 18:15

Christians in Kurdistan observe Palm Sunday

Rûdaw - 2019-04-14 10:42

The Next Big Threat to Iraq’s Christians - WSJ

WSJ - 2019-04-12 12:38

Patriarch Mesrob II, leader of Armenian Christians in Turkey, dies at 62 - Portland Press Herald

Pressherald - 2019-04-09 01:10

Welcoming First Armenian Church in Erbil

Dr. Widad Akreyi - 2019-04-08 15:01
Dr. Widad issued a press release today to welcome the opening of the first Armenian Orthodox Church in Erbil and ask regional leaders to respect the rights of MENA-region-Christians and protect them from religious persecution. “We are pleased to see the C ...

Church for Armenian Orthodox Christians opens to worshippers in

Rûdaw - 2019-04-07 01:51

Christians to Join and Support New Cabinet in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-04-01 14:22
ERBIL — The Christian factions in the Kurdistan Region will join the new government and they will contribute to the development of the region through a strong government, said a Christian lawmaker. The Kurdistan Region has been known as the safe haven fo ...

Barzani to Christians: Kurdistan is Your Home

BAS News - 2019-03-31 17:09
ERBIL — Former president of Kurdistan Region and the current president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, congratulated Assyrians, Chaldean and Syriac Christians on their New Year’s Eve, known as Akitu. The prominent Kurdish leader emph ...

Turkey: hate speech incites violence against Christians Mission Network News Mission Network News

Mnnonline - 2019-03-25 08:49

Jack Lopresti: The UK must support the Kurdistan Region in creating a safe haven for Christians in the Middle East | PoliticsHome.com

Politicshome - 2019-03-18 22:03

Archbishop of Erbil: Iraq's Christians need to thrive, not just survive

Rûdaw - 2019-03-13 23:07
Thriving means jobs, schools, hospitals, infrastructure: Archbishop Warda ...

Aid may finally reach Nineveh Christians, but time is running out | America Magazine

Americamagazine - 2019-03-11 14:53

Like the Time of Queen Esther: Christians Call for Fasting and Praying Following Syria Pullout Decision | CBN News

CBN - 2019-02-26 13:10

Christians Feel Unsafe under Hashd al-Shaabi Rule in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-02-19 10:58
ERBIL — Kirkuk has always been highlighted by Kurds as the symbol of peaceful coexistence between different ethnic groups and religious communities. However, the situation has changed since October 2017 when the Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd a ...

MPs' call to protect Syrian Christians | Shropshire Star

Shropshirestar - 2019-02-16 12:46

MPs' call to protect Syrian Christians | Express & Star

Expressandstar - 2019-02-15 19:24

Syrian archbishop: There are plans to oust Christians from the region

Premier - 2019-02-13 17:42

Even after being liberated from ISIS control, Iraqi Christians fear for their safety - CSMonitor.com

Csmonitor - 2019-02-13 10:32

Christians in Syria's Qamishli celebrate Christmas amid rising tensions

Kurdistan24 - 2019-02-13 03:34

KDP Delegation Meets Turkmens and Christians on the New Cabinet Formation

Waar Media - 2019-02-11 16:37
WAAR_DUHOK A high-level delegation from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) met with Turkmen and Christians parties in Erbil on Monday to discuss the formation of the new cabinet. “A high-level delegation from met with Turkmen and Christian parties to d ...

Iraqi Christians fear returning home, wary of Shiite militia

Gulan Media - 2019-02-11 14:42

Amid holiday season, Middle East Christians face despair and threat of extinction | JNS.org

JNS - 2019-02-07 09:20

Kurdish YPG Forces ‘Routinely Terrorize’ Assyrian Christians

Breitbart - 2019-02-07 07:20

[PICTURES]: Yezidis’ Mir Tahsin Beg Buried During Official Ceremony

BAS News - 2019-02-05 08:50
ERBIL — The top Yezidi leader Mir Tahsin Beg was buried in his hometown on Tuesday during a religious ceremony. Over 40,000 people, including Muslims and Christians also, attended the burial in Shekhan district near Duhok. Mir Tahsin Beg died at the at o ...

Erdogan Zeroes in on Northeast Syria, Threatens Safety of Christians and Other Minorities | CBN News

CBN - 2019-02-04 21:21

Attack on buses of Coptic Christians in Egypt leaves 7 dead - UPI.com

UPI - 2019-02-01 14:01

Christian IDPs Unwilling to Return to Mosul Plains without Peshmerga

BAS News - 2019-01-28 11:51
ERBIL — The Christians who have been displaced from Mosul Plains in northern Iraq are unwilling to return to their homes without Peshmerga’s protection in their areas, said a former lawmaker. Millions of Iraqis, including religious minorities, escaped th ...

Christians Integral Part of Kurdistan: Masrour Barzani

BAS News - 2019-01-27 13:23
ERBIL — The Christians, who have lived in Kurdistan for centuries in peace, are an integral part of the society, said Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani. The top Kurdish security official, while receiving a high-level ...

Mosul Christians open chapel in Erbil as home churches lay in ruins

Rûdaw - 2019-01-27 10:11
'All the churches in Mosul have been destroyed ...

Kurdish leaders call on Christians to remain in region after meeting with patriarch

Kurdistan24 - 2019-01-26 14:49

Barzani Encourages Christians Not to Leave Ancestral Home

BAS News - 2019-01-26 11:39
ERBIL — The former president of Kurdistan Region, who is also known as the prominent leader of the Kurds, Masoud Barzani, has once again encouraged Christians and other religious minorities to not migrate from their ancestral home in Kurdistan and Iraq. ...

Christians concerned about religious freedom if Turkey enters Syria. Published 1/8/2019. World.

Thebostonpilot - 2019-01-26 06:29

Syrian Orthodox Church in Iraq Hails Coexistence in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-01-25 20:58
ERBIL - The Syrian Orthodox Church in Iraq has extended gratitudes to the Kurdistan Region and Peshmerga forces to have protected and hosted the Christians in the hard times, hailing the coexistence in the region. The minority group made the remarks duri ...

PM Barzani hopes Christians in Iraq and Kurdistan won't migrate

Rûdaw - 2019-01-25 18:45

Turkey warns of IS terror threat to Jews, Christians this weekend | The Times of Israel

Timesofisrael - 2019-01-25 13:37

24. January 2019 – Northern Iraq: Christians in distress

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) - 2019-01-24 20:39

Over 30% of Sinjar Christians Already Left Iraq: Official

BAS News - 2019-01-24 12:21
ERBIL — More than 30% of the Christian population of Sinjar have already migrated to other countries, said a local official. Sinjar, home to Yezidis, Christians and Muslims, was overran by the Islamic State (IS) in August 2014. The jihadists group killed ...

Duhok: Majority of Christians Evacuated in Last Two Decades

BAS News - 2019-01-22 17:39
ERBIL - At least 75% of the Christians have evacuated the Kurdistan Region's district of Sheikhan, in Duhok province, in the past two decades, an official said on Tuesday. Talking to BasNews, Anweya Dawood, a representative to the Christians in the regio ...

KRG: Thousands of displaced Christians celebrate Christmas in Kurdistan

Kurdistan24 - 2019-01-21 11:07

Shi’ite Militias Razed Houses of 10 Kurdish Families in West of Mosul

BAS News - 2019-01-21 10:25
ERBIL — Iraqi Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi have recently demolished ten houses belonging to Kurdish families in Bartella subdistrict of Nineveh province, a source said. The town, populated by Kurds and Christians, was evacuated in 2014 after the I ...

Iraqi Christians are target of land grab | The Kingston Whig-Standard

Thewhig - 2019-01-18 03:58

Mosul: Shi'ite Militias Exhume Christian Graveyard in Search for Treasures

BAS News - 2019-01-16 18:35
ERBIL - The Iraqi forces and pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias are looting the ancient objects belonging to Christians in the province of Ninevah, a Sunni official revealed on Wednesday. Atheel al-Nujaifi, who previously served as the Governor of Nine ...

Egypt says police kill two gunmen behind November attack on Christians | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-01-16 09:15

If Turkey enters Syria, religious freedom at risk, Christians say

Catholicregister - 2019-01-16 06:16

'McJesus' art sculpture at Israeli museum upsets Christians, sparks calls for removal

Gulan Media - 2019-01-15 20:50

Christians concerned about religious freedom if Turkey enters Syria - Angelus News - Multimedia Catholic News

Angelusnews - 2019-01-15 08:01

Egypt says 19 perpetrators of attack against Christians killed | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-01-15 03:36

Christians concerned about religious freedom if Turkey enters Syria

Cruxnow - 2019-01-14 22:56

Jerry Falwell Jr.: Conservatives, Christians ‘need to stop electing nice guys’

Washingtonexaminer - 2019-01-14 18:35

Christians concerned about religious freedom if Turkey enters Syria – Catholic Philly

Catholicphilly - 2019-01-14 16:21

Why do Christians love Trump, despite his sins? It's simple

Washingtonexaminer - 2019-01-14 09:24

Christians concerned about religious freedom if Turkey enters Syria - Catholic Standard - Multimedia Catholic News

Cathstan - 2019-01-14 01:56

Iraqi Archbishop Praises Trump for Aid to Persecuted Christians

Breitbart - 2019-01-12 07:11

What a US Troop Pullout Means for Syria’s Christians

Ncregister - 2019-01-10 17:40

Christians fear Turkish attack could end Christianity in northeast Syria

Kurdistan24 - 2019-01-05 14:00

Stay in Syria, set up no-fly-zone: Christians, Yezidis appeal to US

Rûdaw - 2019-01-04 21:37
Christians, Yezidis say will face existential threat if US leaves Syria now ...

The 7 People Christians Trust More Than Their Pastors...... | News & Reporting | Christianity Today

Christianitytoday - 2019-01-04 21:16

Iraq’s ambassador to Vatican: We must quit discrimination mentality

Rûdaw - 2019-01-04 12:01
“We all have to look after the Christians,” ...

A New Year’s Day Showdown: Will Thousands of Christians and Kurds Be Caught in the Crossfire of Turkey, Iran and Russia? | CBN News

CBN - 2019-01-03 00:50

Trump Orders 'Slowdown' in Syria Troop Pullout, but Christians Still Alarmed by Deadly Dangers | CBN News

CBN - 2018-12-31 19:24

Autonomous Administration sent New Year Message

ANF - 2018-12-31 11:31
“We wish a happy new year to all Syrian peoples and all peoples of the world. A special happy new year to the Syrian Christians.” ...

In search of Leonard, my martyred ancestor

BBC - 2018-12-31 02:29
Eli Melki looks for traces of a relative who was killed at 33 during a wave of attacks against eastern Turkey's Christians. ...

Open letter from Syria Christians to US Christians: Do NOT allow Turkey to destroy us!

Christianpost - 2018-12-30 06:10

Syria's Christians are begging Trump not to withdraw US troops | Christian News on Christian Today

Christiantoday - 2018-12-29 21:28

Masrour Barzani: Kurdistan Remains Safe Haven for Christians

Jewish Coalition for Kurdistan - 2018-12-28 23:13
Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council has reiterated that Christians will always be safe in the Kurdistan Region as peaceful coexistence has historic roots in the Kurdish culture. ...

Vatican Secretary of State discusses situation of Christians in Iraq, Kurdistan with senior Kurdish officials

Kurdistan24 - 2018-12-28 16:55

Christians in Syria 'at Risk of Extinction' from Turkey Invasion, Warns SMC

Pjmedia - 2018-12-28 15:30

Vatican minister discusses plight of Christians with Kurdish leaders

Jewish Coalition for Kurdistan - 2018-12-28 13:52
Kurdish leaders received in Erbil a delegation of Christian leaders led by Vatican State Secretary Pietro Parolin. ...
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