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The crisis for Christianity in the Middle East

By Kristian GIRLING (UK)

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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The crisis for Christianity in the Middle East

Introduction Christianity currently faces an existential crisis in its place of origin which is seeing an exodus of Christian migrants in the face of persecution and substantial socio-economic decline. The crisis is being overlooked or ignored by many states of Christian heritage and even by many churches. Few institutions have taken the opportunity to extend […]

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An ISIS fighter: ‘I was forbidden at the Gates of Heaven…’

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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An ISIS fighter: ‘I was forbidden at the Gates of Heaven…’

This fabulous story came from Aleppo, Syria earlier this week. An 32-year old ISIS jihadist has recently experienced clinic death after recieving multiple gun shot wounds in clashes with the Syrian Army forces and left helpless by his fellow fighters at the battlefield. He was found unconscious by monks of the Saint Dominican Catholic Presbytery […]

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The roots of Russia: from the early East Slavs to the Grand Duchy of Moscow (II)

By Julien PAOLANTONI (France)

Sunday, January 18, 2015

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The roots of Russia: from the early East Slavs to the Grand Duchy of Moscow (II)

Part I Khazaria: early political influences of the Russian State The lower Volga basin steppes between the Caspian and Black Seas were ruled by the Khazars, until the 8th century. The political power belonged to the Khagan (i.e. emperor) while the army was led by the Khagan Bek. Their political power reached its climax during […]

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Who is Jesus Christ and Who is Irrational?

By Michael ADAMS (USA)

Monday, January 6, 2014

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Who is Jesus Christ and Who is Irrational?

Julian Christmas Eve is perhaps a perfect moment to reread a wonderful column by American Professor of Criminology from North Carolina State University Michael S. ADAMS. A sixty-seven year old proud atheist friend of mine recently interjected the sweeping statement “all religion is irrational” into one of our conversations. I replied, not with a direct […]

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The humanitarian tragedy of Syrian Christians: a challenge to the whole civilized world

By Metropolitan HILARION (Russia)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

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The humanitarian tragedy of Syrian Christians: a challenge to the whole civilized world

We are publishing the remarks by Metropolitan Hilarion at the Colloquium on Serious Crisis in Syria, Vaduz, Lichtenstein, November 17, 2013. “We have gathered together today to discuss the most terrible humanitarian disaster of the last decades – the tragedy of the Syrian people. What is happening there today is a real, I will dare […]

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Islamist War on Christians

By Lee HABEEB (Lebanon)

Friday, September 27, 2013

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Islamist War on Christians

I’m waiting. I am a Lebanese Christian, and I am waiting. Waiting for CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, or Time magazine to really tell the story. To finally run this headline: “War on Christians Being Waged by Islamists.” I’m waiting for someone in the mainstream media to […]

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Terrorists in Syria massacre Christians, destroy cultural heritage sites

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

Friday, September 6, 2013

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Terrorists in Syria massacre Christians, destroy cultural heritage sites

The Middle East has become one the most dangerous regions in the world for Christians. There were more than 15 million Christians in the Arab world before popular uprisings provoked the new wave of discrimination. Syria is no exception. It has a substantial Sunni Muslim majority and large minority communities—Christians, Alawites, and others—who together make […]

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The Syrian Crisis in Light of the Decline of Europe

By Dmitry MININ (Russia)

Saturday, June 1, 2013

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The Syrian Crisis in Light of the Decline of Europe

What does the legalization of same-sex «marriages» in France, which even such desperate acts as Dominique Venner’s suicide in the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris have been unable to stop, have in common with the civil war in Syria? The common factor is that in both cases we can see signs of the self-destruction […]

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Britain to Take Off the Cross

By Oleg SLEPYNIN (Ukraine)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

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Britain to Take Off the Cross

The news that the British cabinet upholds the ban on wearing Christian symbols at work appears surreal at first glance, but, upon scrutiny, incidents in which Christian believers face discrimination from their employers over their religious practices mirror a profound global trend. On the Surface Two episodes in which the British authorities adopted a clearly […]

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