MIDDLE EAST: Refugee Remains Faithful Amid Hardships
  • 30 April 2020

Abdallah, a Syrian refugee in Lebanon, holds fast to his Christian faith despite suffering unemployment, homelessness and persecution from Muslim family members. Although his father was a committed teacher of Islam, Abdallah was attracted to Christianity at an early age. He said he resisted his first visit to a mosque, which left him with a […]

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SYRIA: Christians Blocked from Refugee Camps
  • 23 January 2020

Christians who have fled war-ravaged areas of Syria are facing continued persecution while trying to seek refuge in camps set up in Jordan, Lebanon and elsewhere. A substantial number of them are being blocked by United Nations officials when attempting to enter the camps because the majority of UN officials working in these countries are […]

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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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