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Christians in Middle East

Can Hariri Co-exist with a Strong Christian President in Lebanon?

Halim Shebaya | Posted 02.02.2016 | World
Halim Shebaya

Lebanon has been without a President since May 2014. As per Lebanese custom, the President should be Maronite (Eastern Catholic) and is elected by the convening of Parliament with a minimum of a two-thirds quorum.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Kurds Become A 2016 Campaign Issue For Rand Paul | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is showing signs of trying to burnish his foreign policy credentials ahead of a likely run for president in 2016,...

Mideast Christians Urge Arabs Lead Fight Against Islamic State

Reuters | Robert Evans | Posted 09.18.2014 | Religion

GENEVA, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Middle East Christian leaders called on Muslim governments and religious authorities on Tuesday to condemn Islamic State f...

Top 10 Religion Stories Of 2013

The Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 06.11.2014 | Religion

2013 was a huge year for religion news. The transition of power in the Vatican, church state issues in the United States, and religious tension in the...

Gunmen Open Fire At Egyptian Christian Wedding

Reuters | Maggie Fick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

(Adds higher death toll, details) CAIRO, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Gunmen on a motorcycle fired on Egyptian wedding guests outside a Coptic C...

An Interview with Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako

Joop Koopman | Posted 12.10.2013 | Religion
Joop Koopman

Officially, Christians -- most of them belonging to Eastern-rite Churches -- number some 1.5 million or 5 percent of the total population, but a decade of war and heightened unrest in the wake of the departure of U.S. troops has caused many to flee the country.

One Year After Arab Spring, The Middle East Needs Christ’s Message Of Peace

Richard Stearns | Posted 05.01.2012 | Religion
Richard Stearns

Christians, with their ancient roots in the region, provide a unique and essential message of peace and freedom.

On the Eve of the Egyptian Coptic Christmas: A Plea for Muslim-Christian Relations

John Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Shore

I have often inquired of my parents about their childhoods, and about their lives in Alexandria during a time when they say that sectarian tension between Christians, Muslims and Jews simply did not exist -- they were all Egyptians first.