French Christian group allegedly backs Syrian regime

Publication Date: 18/9/2020

Source: Middle East Monitor

A France-based Christian group has allegedly been supporting a militia in Syria loyal to the Bashar al-Assad regime and accused of war crimes in the western Hama province, local media reported, Anadolu Agency reports.

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In Turkey, Even Dead Christians Aren’t Safe

Author: Uzay Bulut

Publication Date: 12/9/2020

Source: The American Conservative

Hatred of non-Muslims is so intense that cemeteries are being attacked—and the government is fanning the flames.

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In Turkey, Even Dead Christians Aren’t Safe

Author: Uzay Bulut

Publication Date: 12/9/2020

Source: The American Conservative

Hatred of non-Muslims is so intense that cemeteries are being attacked—and the government is fanning the flames.

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Christians in Lebanon: A short history of the Maronite Church

Publication Date: 10/9/2020

Source: Aleteia

No other country in the Middle East or North Africa has as great a proportion of Christians.

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Lebanon. The Maronite priest called by Pope Francis during the audience: “We need miracles to overcome this crisis.”

Author: Filippo Passantino

Publication Date: 4/9/2020

Source: SIR Agenzia d'informazione

Interviewed by SIR, Father Georges Breidy describes the experience of standing alongside the Pope, who called for a day of fasting and prayer for the country hit by an economic, political and social crisis, one month after the explosions in Beirut: "An initiative for the growth of humaneness and care for our fellow other”

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Why Many Christians Want to Leave Palestine. And Why Most Won’t.

Author: Jayson Casper

Publication Date: 4/8/2020

Source: Christianity Today

 Survey of a thousand local believers finds majority desire a one-state solution, while few complain about religious freedom.

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Palestinian clergy: ‘Annexation could be the final straw for a viable Christian presence in Palestine’

Author: Jeff Wright

Publication Date: 20/8/2020

Source: Mondoweiss

Palestinian clergy address crisis of Christian emigration in letter to diplomatic missions

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Christians, others warn Turkey is 'weaponizing water' in northeast Syria

Author: Dale Gavlak

Publication Date: 28/8/2020

Source: National Catholic Reporter

Parts of Syria's north where Kurds, Christians and Yazidis have practiced religious freedom in recent years are reportedly again under attack by mainly Turkish military and their allied Syrian Islamist fighters.

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Survey supports claims of 1 million Christians in Iran

Publication Date: 27/8/2020

Source: Article 18

For years, international Christian organisations have claimed there may be as many as one million secret Christian believers in Iran.

Now they have some proof.

A recent survey of 50,000 Iranians by GAMAAN, a Netherlands-based research group, found that 1.5% of respondents identified as Christian.

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Religion, Identity and Ethnicity: The Quest of Tunisian Religious Minorities for Full Citizenship

Author: Silvia Quattrini

Publication Date: 21/7/2020

Source: Cairo institute for human rights studies

Although Tunisia is usually presented as ethno-religiously homogenous when compared to other countries in the region, its minorities have long undergone a process of invisibilisation and/or assimilation into the dominant Arab-Muslim identity.

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