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Senate’s Genocide Vote Not the Only Good News for Armenian Christians
In addition to historic recognition by US lawmakers, this week a new patriarch was finally elected in Istanbul, Turkey.
Christmas Celebrations Canceled in Iraq After Deaths of 400 Protesters
Amid show of solidarity by Chaldean patriarch, some Iraqi Christians hope to lead nation to Jonah-like repentance.
Egypt’s Christian Women Treated Like Muslims in Inheritance. Until Now?
Meanwhile, Coptic activist who insists true religious equality does not yet exist goes to prison on terrorism charges.
Palestinian Evangelicals Gain Official Recognition
As Trump administration changes US policy on Jewish settlements, Palestinian council head urges prayer for all.
Should Lebanon’s Christians Join Protests? Viral Sermons Argue Yes and No.
Confrontation at protest site forces evangelical faith from the pulpit to the public square.
Split the Cedars of Lebanon: Evangelicals Balance Prayer, Protest, and Politics in Ongoing Uprising
With a prayer tent going up in Beirut square, participants see a “spiritual dimension” to anti-corruption demonstrations.
When You Are Persecuted in One Place, Flee to Another. But Not to America.
Both US policy and Middle East wisdom discourage suffering Christians from resettling in the West.
Will US Genocide Resolution Satisfy Armenian Christians?
The Middle East diaspora appreciates the House’s recognition at last. But what they really want is repentance.
There’s No One Christian View on Turks and Kurds
Middle East believers say the enemies of their enemies are not necessarily their friends.
Syrian Christians Brave Insecurity to Stay Behind and Help
Preemptive Love’s Jeremy Courtney says despite the Turkey deal, “This crisis shows no sign of letting up, and we can’t either.”
Christians Killed on Syria’s Front Lines
While Trump defends US withdrawal, advocates fear “Turkey will complete the work that ISIS tried to do, in eradicating Christians from this region.”
Jordanian Evangelicals Push for Official Recognition
Government status would help streamline outreach and foreign partnerships—and alleviate some outside concerns about their churches.
Syrian Christians to US: ‘Don’t Abandon Us Now’
After surviving a civil war and ISIS attacks, the Christian minority fears a Turkish takeover in Kurdish border region.
Duke-UNC Middle East Studies Center Flagged for Anti-Christian Bias
The Department of Education called out the program for sidelining non-Muslim faiths—but even Christians wonder whether the feds should oversee college curricula.
In UN Speech, Trump Announces New Religious Freedom Initiatives
Cheering US faith principles, the president pledges new funds and business support to curb persecution.
Evangelicals Who Distrust Muslims Likely Don’t Know Muslims
A 2019 survey shows how relationships curb Islamophobia and improve understanding between the two faiths.
From DC to Mecca, Should ‘Human Dignity’ Be the New ‘Religious Freedom’?
Shift in human rights language could allow for greater acceptance in the Muslim world.
Sri Lankan Sunday School Was ‘Willing to Die for Christ’ on Easter. Half Did.
Amid funerals and fears after ISIS-linked attacks, Christian leaders across the island explain how they are guiding the faithful on mourning and Muslims.
Pew: US Christians Like the Israeli and Palestinian People More Than Their Governments
(UPDATED) American evangelicals are more likely than American Jews (67% vs. 47%) to say Trump is “striking the right balance” on Israel.
Arab Spring Again? Christians in Sudan and Algeria Cheer Regime Changes
Historic confessions escape an Islamist, while Muslim converts pray for reform.
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