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Monday, July 29th, 2013
In an attempt to escape the political unrest and violence that is affecting many Christians throughout Syria and Egypt, thousands have fled to the Caucasus region. The Christians fleeing are coming from some of the most ancient Christian communities in the world but they have found some refugee in the traditionally Christian communities in Georgia and Armenia.
Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
Armenian Archbishop Oshagan Choloyan led the opening prayer at the U.S Senate on April 25th and followed up by urging members of Congress to press Turkey for the return of confiscated churches to Armenia.
Thursday, December 15th, 2011
“In a resolution hailed by Armenian-American groups but criticized by Ankara, the U.S. House of Representatives urged Turkey late on Tuesday to respect religious freedom and return Armenian and other Christian worship sites to their ‘rightful owners,’” Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports.
Friday, July 15th, 2011
“Armenia's religious minorities face barriers to their exercising freedom of religion or belief from senior officials, politicians, media outlets and priests of the dominant Armenian Apostolic Church,” Forum 18 News Service reports.
Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
Legislators in America are seeking to prevent future Persecution by Turkish citizens.
Monday, February 28th, 2011
“A Pentecostal Pastor faces criminal trial for ‘obstructing the lawful professional activities of a journalist,’” Forum 18 News Service reports.
Tuesday, July 7th, 2009
The Council of Europe and OSCE have given a highly critical review of proposed amendments which have already been approved by Parliament in their first reading.
Wednesday, March 25th, 2009
Draft religion law would limit legal status to churches with over 500 members and prohibit sharing certain beliefs.
Wednesday, February 11th, 2009
If two draft Laws which began passage through Armenia's Parliament on 5 February are adopted, spreading one's faith would be banned.
Wednesday, January 7th, 2009
The main restrictions in the new Law are: an apparent ban on unregistered religious activity; highly restrictive requirements to gain legal recognition; state censorship of religious literature...
Monday, April 28th, 2008
All Christians should remember the massacre of the Armenians, in which about 1.5 million Armenians, who were mostly Christians, were brutally killed by the Muslim Ottoman Turks.
Thursday, April 24th, 2008
The countries of Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia are still struggling to fully embrace religious freedom.
Thursday, May 24th, 2007
Witnesses State A Deliberate Ambush With Military Truck Kills Relatives Of Degar Prisoners And Vietnamese Driver: Police Then Extorted Money From Victims Family
Sunday, August 6th, 2006
In a continuing series on evaluating every country in the world for religious liberty from a Catholic perspective, below is part one addressing concerns in Europe.
Sunday, March 26th, 2006
Why are you so interested in Armenians anyway? You are a Jew, these people are Christians," Talaat said. "Why can't you let us do with these Christians as we please?"
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006
Baptist expected to be released soon, but may face new prison sentence for refusing to swear the military oath and handle weapons.
Saturday, June 4th, 2005
OSCE Conference to Tackle Religious Freedom Violations & Intolerance
Tuesday, October 19th, 2004
Promises Broken by Keeping Prisoners of Conscience