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Toufic Baaklini at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, 2016

Head of Christian advocacy group resigns over ties to illegal campaign donations

Oct 26, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The president of an advocacy group for Middle Eastern Christians has resigned from the organization over his connection to illegal... Read more

Armenian refugees at Novorossiysk, 1920

Christian advocates praise Biden for recognizing Armenian genocide

Apr 26, 2021

Christian advocates praised President Joe Biden for officially recognizing the Armenian genocide over the weekend. Read more

Turkish soldiers.

New calls for US sanctions on Turkey for Christian persecution

Oct 17, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

Christian human rights leaders have called on the Trump administration to issue sanctions on Turkey in response to its actions... Read more

UAE and Israel flags.

Christian advocacy group hails Israel-Emirates deal

Aug 14, 2020

An advocacy group for Christians and other religious minorities living in the Middle East has praised an agreement between Israel... Read more

Syrian Refugees Camp at Bekaa Valley, Lebanon.

Lebanon on the brink: Syrian crisis threatens 'last safe haven' for Christians

Nov 20, 2019

A new report claims that the Syrian refugee crisis is severely burdening Lebanon’s limited resources and threatens its pluralism, requiring immediate... Read more

Church of Saint Ananias, Damascus, Syria (Before Civil War), February 23, 2010.

Syrian Christians face new threat from Turkey, human rights group warns

Oct 8, 2019

Endangered Christian populations in the Middle East face renewed risks as the United States removes troops from Syria, a leading... Read more

Hope after the Horror: Reflections on a massacre of Baghdadi Christians

Nov 3, 2017

This Halloween marks the seventh anniversary of when my parents' church in Baghdad was held hostage by the Islamic State... Read more

The United States capitol building.

Sanctions on Syria's military a good step, Christian advocate says

May 22, 2017

By Matt Hadro

The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday that issues additional sanctions against supporters of Syria’s Assad... Read more

A woman at Sharia Al Haman Hope Refugee Campe in Duhok, Iraq, March 28, 2015.

After genocide, what's next for Iraq's Christians?

Sep 8, 2016

By Matt Hadro

After the United States has declared that genocide is taking place against Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq, what... Read more

Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom.

Defense of all persecuted believers highlighted at DC summit

Sep 16, 2014

By Matt Hadro

Support of religious freedom for all those being persecuted was reiterated at a conference in the nation’s capital following outcry... Read more