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5 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

Ted Cruz Earns a Badge of Honor

As one of the 800 attendees at the In Defense of Christians Gala Solidarity Dinner Program at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, I was among those welcoming US Senator Ted Cruz as the keynote speaker. The program brought together a wide range of ancient Eastern Christian denominations from throughout the Middle East.

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5 hrs ago | Groong

Assyrian Orthodox Patriarch Delivers Keynote Speech At in Defense of Christians Summit

AINA Assyrian International News Agency Sept 13 2014 Assyrian Orthodox Patriarch Delivers Keynote Speech At in Defense of Christians Summit Posted 2014-09-13 06:06 GMT Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II.Washington -- Yesterday, on the third day of the In Defense of Christians summit, Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II, Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch, delivered a keynote address on the persecution of Christians in Iraq and Syria. The title of the speech was Do Muslims need Christians in the Middle East? The Patriarch began by saying "Muslims were welcomed to many major cities in what is today known as Syria, Lebanon and Iraq by Christians...Christians had established the infrastructure of the new [Islamic] state."

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7 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

Analysis: Synod on the Family - a defining moment for Francis' Papacy

Last year, on his way back from Brazil, journalists asked Pope Francis questions inflight about divorced and remarried Catholics. He replied, "I believe this is a time for mercy" He then alluded to the Orthodox practice of permitting a second marriage.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Religion, Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI

11 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Christians of Akkar keep eye on ISIS threat

DABABIYA, Lebanon: Elie's mother sits on her terrace every morning in the predominantly Christian town of Dababiya in northern Akkar, a few kilometers from the Syrian border, and invites her neighbors for a coffee and a chat about the latest gossip. Her only son Elie sits with her for a while before leaving for work, and their candid conversation reveals her son's deep foreboding.

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20 hrs ago | TrekEarth

Holy Assumption Virgin Mary

Russkaya Amerika was the name of the Russian possessions in Alaska from 1733 to 1867. The Alaskan Native Americans, the Aleuts were treated brutally, forced into slavery to hunt for otter to supply the fur trading companies.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

St. Anthony Messenger

Perfect Obedience

Just as sin came into the world through Eve's no to God, salvation came into the world through Mary's yes. She is "blessed" not just among women but among all of humanity.

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DFW Catholic

Christian leaders prayerfully remember 9/11 at historic summit

Washington D.C., Sep 13, 2014 / 05:10 pm .- On the 13th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, Christian patriarchs denounced terrorism and emphasized the need for peaceful unity between Christians and Muslims in the Middle East. "The symbolism and significance of our presence here in Washington, D.C. on September 11 is lost to no one.

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The Oregonian

With rich overtones and complex rhythms, Michael Gordon's "Timber" sees the infinite...

Percussionists work with potentially vast arrays of instruments, as you know if you've ever heard a typical percussion concerto. Michael Gordon's "Timber" eschews all but one, which couldn't be more basic: a board struck by mallets.

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Groong

More From IDC On Ted Cruz' Despicable Behavior

MORE FROM IDC ON TED CRUZ' DESPICABLE BEHAVIOR Patheos Sept 12 2014 September 12, 2014 by Mark Shea 0 Comments Washington, D.C. - "In 1915, a German army officer named Armin Wegner... began to document a genocide that was taking place against Armenians. Over one million people, eradicated, marched into the desert, and murdered.

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Groong

His Holiness Aram I Shared The Concerns Of Middle Eastern Christians With President Obama

HIS HOLINESS ARAM I SHARED THE CONCERNS OF MIDDLE EASTERN CHRISTIANS WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA 14:22 12.09.2014 On Thursday, September 11th, the spiritual leaders of the Middle Eastern Maronite, Armenian, Syrian Orthodox, Greek Catholic and Syrian Catholic churches who had gathered with for a Christian conference in Washington, DC, held an hour long meeting with President Obama; National Security Advisor Susan Rice and other key White House staff also attended the meeting. At the request of the patriarchs, Catholicos Aram I spoke, first offering condolences in memory of the victims on the 13th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks in Washington DC and New York.

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Weekday Magazine

Moldovan Newspaper Threatened Over Orthodox Metropolitan's Vacation Pics

Threats of excommunication and tax audits are the latest weapons in the ongoing battle between Moldova's reformist government and the country's powerful Orthodox Church. A Moldovan newspaper says it was threatened after publishing two scandalous investigative reports on the assets and personal life of the head of Moldova's Orthodox Church.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Moldova, Religion, Russia

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Seattle Gay News

Greece delays civil unions vote, activists protest

The civil unions measure was to have been part of a comprehensive LGBT rights bill. The hate crimes portion of the legislation passed, but the section recognizing same-sex relationships was left out.

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Hays Daily News

The Paradox of the cross

Coca-Cola, Nike and Apple have famous logos. But none of them is known as universally as the cross.

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DFW Catholic

Catholic-Orthodox Commission to Discuss 'Synodality and the Primate'

The eighth plenary session of the International Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church will take place in Amman, Jordan from 15 to 23 September, following the invitation from the Greek-Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, His Beatitude Theophilos III.

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DFW Catholic

Vatican confirms papal trip to Turkey in November

Vatican City, Sep 12, 2014 / 09:30 am .- A statement released by the Vatican has confirmed that Pope Francis will visit Turkey in November, where he is expected to participate in celebrations surrounding the orthodox feast of St. Andrew. "This morning the Holy See received the official letter of invitation from the part of the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, for a trip of Pope Francis to the country," the Sept.

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Related Topix: Travel, Turkey Travel, Middle East Travel, Religion, Pope Benedict XVI, Roman Catholic Church

Ynetnews

Lady Gaga photos covered up in Jerusalem ahead of concert

Posters in Jerusalem promoting Lady Gaga's concert were covered up Friday due to their 'immodesty', after a city council member from the ultra-Orthodox Shas party sent a letter of complaint. The American singer is set to perform in Tel Aviv on Saturday night as part of the Middle Eastern leg of her artRave tour.

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ABC News

Vatican Confirms Pope to Visit Turkey in November

The trip, confirmed Friday by the Rev. Federico Lombardi, had been rumored for weeks but only became official after the Vatican received an invitation from the Turkish president Friday morning.

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Catholic World News

Russian Orthodox leader speaks of - organic unity' of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus

Speaking at the blessing of a cathedral's foundation stone, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church emphasized the "organic unity" of Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. Referring to the medieval state of Kievan Rus', Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, said that "today, amid attempts to destroy the spiritual-historical bonds between people, we are building a church in Vladimir a to emphasize yet again the organic unity and spiritual connection between Kiev, Vladimir, and Moscow, and the invincible and overwhelming unity of the Holy Rus'."

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Time

Why Ted Cruz Was Booed Off Stage at a Christian Event

While the nation watched President Obama primetime address the threat of ISIS Wednesday night, something else was happening in Washington: Senator Ted Cruz was getting booed off the stage of a Christian event. Cruz is often considered a rising darling of the American Christian right.

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Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Senator Rob Portman, Republican

Switched

'In Defense Of Christians' Organizes D.C. Conference To Support Brethren In Iraq, Syria

Iraqi Christians attend mass at Saint-Joseph church in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on August 31, 2014. Watching ancient Christian communities stand nearly defenseless as Islamic militants roll across swaths of the Middle East, coalitions of Christians are banding together to sound the alarm and demand government action.

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Related Topix: Christian Music, RNS, Religion, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, Roman Catholic Church

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