Israeli flag raised above Church of the Holy Sepulchre

A general view from the tower of the Church of Redeemer shows the Dome of the Rock mosque and the cross of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the old city of Jerusalem, on February 17, 2014 [Saeed Qaq/Apaimages]A general view from the tower of the Church of Redeemer shows the Dome of the […]

Post-ISIS, Middle East Christians fear other caliphates to come

After the liberation from ISIS of historically Christian towns in the Nineveh region of Iraq last week, Patriarch Luis Raphael Sako of the Chaldean Catholic Church visited several of the newly-freed areas. “These are our lands, Christian lands and villages,” Patriach Sako, the Baghdad-based spiritual leader of many of Iraq’s Christians said. He added that […]

Jews, Palestinians working together to bring peace to the Middle East

The Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the larger Arab-Israeli conflict have cast a dark shadow over the Middle East. This conflict has cost human lives and drained vital resources. It has denied millions of people in the region the opportunity to prosper and grow away from the threat of confrontation, occupation and violence.

We know how this […]

Catholic leader says campaign needed to save Christians in Middle East

Christianity is at a crossroads in the Middle East, and only a dedicated campaign of aid and activism can help Christians survive as a merciful, forgiving leaven in the region, said the head of the Knights of Columbus Wednesday.

“Either Christianity will survive and offer a witness of forgiveness, charity and mercy, or it will […]

What Year Is It In the Middle East?

We Americans have our disagreements, but at least we can agree on the year. In the Middle East, however, analysts of the region’s many ills can’t even decide what year it is. The argument isn’t a function of the Muslim or Jewish calendars. It’s a function of analysts’ tendency to argue by historical analogy, and […]

Pope Urges Greater Efforts for Peace in Middle East

Pope Francis is urging the world not to look the other way from war and suffering in the Middle East and appealed to leaders “for greater and renewed efforts to achieve peace throughout the Middle East.”

The pope made the remarks Thursday during an audience with Catholic charity workers helping to alleviate the humanitarian crisis […]

Christians In The Middle East Demand Sovereign Nation

A Christian homeland in the Middle East would help protect persecuted Christians fleeing violence from the Islamic State group and other militant threats, a growing group of Christian leaders insist.

 

Groups such as Philos Project, a pro-Israel group with a stated mission of promoting “positive Christian engagement in the Middle East,” and In Defense […]

Israeli Supreme Court: Force-feeding constitutional

On Sunday the Supreme Court of Israel ruled to allow for the force-feeding of Palestinian prisoners who are on hunger strike. The ruling upheld a 2015 law to allow force-feeding as constitutional, despite a range of objections by Human Rights organisations and the Israeli Medical Association (IMA), Maan News reports.

 

Hunger strikes have become […]

Middle East evangelist’s stunning personal story

A Christian ministry that delivers Bibles to underground Christian organizations throughout the Middle East has a new evangelist working on its projects now, known only as Sameer.

And his stunning personal story is grabbing attention.

 

The group Bibles For Mideast works in about 17 countries in the region, where the population totals about 500 […]

Israel receives 233 Jewish immigrants

233 Jewish immigrants from the United States and Canada arrived in Ben Gurion International Airport on Wednesday morning, Israel’s Channel 7 reported.

According to the channel, the new immigrants arrived aboard Al Boeing 777 chartered by Nefesh B’Nefesh in cooperation with the Israeli Immigrant Absorption Ministry, the Jewish Agency for Israel, Keren Kayemeth Le’Israel, JNF-USA […]

The arrival of Easter brings religious tourism

The arrival of Easter is received by millions of people around the world as a new opportunity to express their faith. Processions, masses, Via Crucis, promises or abstinence are part of the standard repertoire with which the faithful seek to honor the first and the third of the Ten Commandments.

However, some people go a […]

Pope Compares Armenian ‘Genocide’ to Current Plight of Christians in Middle East

Before wrapping up his three-day visit to Armenia, Pope Francis and Kerekin II, the spiritual leader of the Armenian Apostolic Christians, made a joint declaration, warning about the parallels between the Armenian “genocide” in the early 20th Century and the current persecution of Christians in the Middle East.

 

“Sadly, we are witnessing an immense […]