ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – After waiting for years for police to act against vandalism that has plagued the Dormition Abbey in Jerusalem, monks welcomed recent arrests but seek government action against root causes of the attacks. Ultra-right-wing nationalists in Israel, though a tiny minority, are increasingly attacking Catholic monks with an alarming level of […]
Monks on Mt. Zion are attacked nearly once a week.
Increased radicalization seen in attacks, rhetoric.
ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – After months of Islamic State (IS) committing horrific violence in the Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian Christians say a large number of Muslims in the Palestinian Territories and Israel have become “radicalized” and are much more aggressive toward them. Anti-Christian hostility boiling under the surface for years has come […]
Bill would create special envoy for religious minorities in the Middle East/South Central Asia.
(Morning Star News) – Christians worldwide just celebrated the birth of Jesus. For many in the West this was a festive season marked by worship services, gift-giving and time with family and friends. But for the church in the Middle East, fear of persecution cast a long, dark shadow over the Christmas holiday. Oppression […]