SYRIA: High Cost of Maintaining the Christian Presence
  • 28 November 2019

On 11 November at least two bombs were detonated in Qamishli; one outside a church. At least six civilians were killed and more than 20 wounded. Rev Hovsep Bedoyan (43), an Armenian Catholic priest in Qamishli, was driving his father and two church members to Deir ez-Zor where he was overseeing the reconstruction of a […]

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Help for Kurdish Believers in Syria
  • 17 October 2019

The Turkish military offensive against Kurdish controlled Syria is well underway. Although not specifically a campaign against Christians, tens of thousands of believers are caught up in the violence and are in need. Our ministry partner is already in the region and is supplying food and other aid to Christian refugees. Please help us to […]

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SYRIA: Bomb Attack on Qamishli Church
  • 18 July 2019

On Thursday 11 July, the Syriac Orthodox church of the Virgin Mary in Qamishli, North-east Syria, was targeted in a car bomb attack. Although there were no known fatalities, state media reported that 11 civilians were injured and that the church and nearby properties sustained material damage. The attack on the church, which is in […]

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SYRIA: Christian Village Bombed, 12 Killed
  • 13 September 2018

On 7-8 September, several missiles were reportedly fired by al-Qaeda-linked rebels toward the predominately Christian town of Mhardeh, Syria. Reports indicate that the missiles carried cluster bombs, killing at least 10 civilians and seriously wounding at least 20 others. Two more died later in hospital. Five of the dead were children under 15, three from […]

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Syrian Refugees – Raised from the Dead
  • 21 August 2017

The country of Jordan has taken in nearly 1.5 million refugees as a result of the civil war in Syria. Rent and food prices have doubled or trebled, and there aren’t enough jobs for those who need them. Families survive on handouts and live crammed together in apartment buildings. But these desperate people fleeing militant […]

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