Posts Tagged “Christians”

Pomegranate Explores Young Woman’s Mesmerizing Journey Toward Self-Empowerment

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Pomegranate Explores Young Woman’s Mesmerizing Journey Toward Self-Empowerment

Pomegranate Explores Young Woman’s Mesmerizing Journey Toward Self-Empowerment Ancestral norms clash with the freedoms of a new generation in the powerful new book Pomegranate, from award-winning author Weam Namou. Pomegranate shares the story of Niran, a Muslim woman coming of age in Detroit after emigrating from Iraq. Moving from war-torn Iraq to the U.S. was…

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Holy Week registration begins for Orthodox Christians

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Holy Week registration begins for Orthodox Christians

Holy Week registration begins for Orthodox Christians Holy Week Registration begins at 7:00 p.m Tuesday April 13, 2021. Blessed Holy Season of Great Lent! Orthodox Easter is May 2, 2021 In the spirit of humility, as St. George CHurch in Cicero, Illinois approaches Holy Week. As has been announced for the past few services, Holy Week is only…

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Rabbis Condemn Recent Violence Surrounding Israeli Settler Attacks, Riots

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Rabbis Condemn Recent Violence Surrounding Israeli Settler Attacks, Riots

Rabbis Condemn Recent Violence Surrounding Israeli Settler Attacks, Riots NEW YORK — Today, T’ruah, a rabbinic human rights organization that represents over 2,000 rabbis and cantors and their communities, issued the following statement calling for an end to violence sparked by an Israeli youth attack on Palestinians and subsequent death of Israeli Ahuvia Sandak. Rabbi…

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CMEP Affirms United Nations and the Vatican’s Calls for Global Ceasefire

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CMEP Affirms United Nations and the Vatican’s Calls for Global Ceasefire

CMEP Affirms United Nations and the Vatican’s Calls for Global Ceasefire Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) applauds UN Secretary General António Guterres’ March 23 call for an immediate ceasefire in all corners of the globe. The ceasefire is especially critical in the Middle East as an effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic by reinforcing…

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Christian Palestinians reject Trump “deal,” urge support for Palestinian rights

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Christian Palestinians reject Trump “deal,” urge support for Palestinian rights

Christian Palestinians reject Trump “deal,” urge support for Palestinian rights Kairos Palestine, the largest organization representing Christian Palestinians in the Middle East, issued a statement this week rejecting Trump’s “Deal of the Century” calling it a plan to further subjugate and erase Palestinian rights. The Christian Palestinian group urges recognition of Palestinian rights. “Peace, peace,…

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Our Arab identity is being smothered by our religion

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Our Arab identity is being smothered by our religion

Our Arab identity is being smothered by our religion Arab Christians are marginalized, ignored and pushed aside by everyone even though we can play a critical role in trying to bring the East and the West, the Christian and Muslim Worlds, together towards understanding. This issue surfaces all the time and most recently when the…

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Middle East Christians bear the brunt of televangelical politics

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Middle East Christians bear the brunt of televangelical politics

Middle East Christians bear the brunt of televangelical politics By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz As a Middle Eastern Christian I am alarmed observing TV preachers systematically reminding Americans every hour to abandon Palestine. In legitimizing Israel’s occupation of Arab land, Christian Zionists ( the highly organized sector in Evangelical politics) raise concerns among Eastern Christians. Evangelical…

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Extreme Christian Zionists not helping America or Israel

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Extreme Christian Zionists not helping America or Israel

Extreme Christian Zionists not helping America or Israel By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz Christians United for Israel (CUFI) is a political advocacy network based on an extreme version of Christian Zionism. This network calls on all Christians to offer total support for the State of Israel. As an American organization CUFI is part of the wider…

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Guest Op-Ed: Samaritan Values in understanding the facts in the Israel-Palestine conflict

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Guest Op-Ed: Samaritan Values in understanding the facts in the Israel-Palestine conflict

Guest Op-Ed: Samaritan Values in understanding the facts in the Israel-Palestine conflict By Froy Jimenez  As a World History teacher, one of the major skills I encourage students to develop is a balanced, evidence-based position on complex topics.  Politics in the Middle-East is complicated to say the least.  To be more specific, the topic of…

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Muslim advocacy group condemns Sri Lanka terrorist attacks

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Muslim advocacy group condemns Sri Lanka terrorist attacks

Muslim advocacy group condemns Sri Lanka terrorist attacks US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO) Condemns the Terror Attack on Churches, Hotels in Sri Lank. USCMO based in Washington representing Muslim organizations across the United States, issued the following statement of support for the Christian community and condemning the terrorism The US Council of Muslim Organizations…

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Muslim and Christian Arabs need to collaborate to strengthen their voices

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Muslim and Christian Arabs need to collaborate to strengthen their voices

Muslim and Christian Arabs need to collaborate to strengthen their voices Arabs in America are weak in part because of their lack of unity and unification. Over the years, the community has divided into politics, national origins, religion and even tribal factions. Many of our community no longer refer to themselves as Arabs, and instead…

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Israel Supreme Court rejects “equality for all” bill

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Israel Supreme Court rejects “equality for all” bill

Israel Supreme Court rejects “equality for all” bill Israeli Supreme Court refuses to allow discussion of full equal rights & ‘state of all its citizens’ bill in Knesset. Adalah: Supreme Court dismisses appeal by Arab Knesset members promoting democratic values on the basis of equality for all. The Israeli Supreme Court early this afternoon, Sunday, 30…

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