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World’s Oldest Christian Communities Threatened with Extinction

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

The following article provides an excellent overview of the situation for Christians across the Middle East who, if current trends continue, are facing extinction. It also asks the pivotal question, why isn't the West outraged? For a decade the Middle East has been emptying of Christians by the hundreds of thousands as radical Islamic movements in the region become increasingly violent. Syria, Iraq, and Egypt are perhaps the best examples of this trend. ICC is actively working to raise awareness and bring assistance to many of these communities. 

Christian Couple Wrongly Accused of Killing Their Own Child Released from Qatari Prison

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

The loving adoption of orphans by Christians as an extension of Grace is a practice often unfamiliar in many Muslim cultures. The cultural differences can often lead to tragic outcomes. In this instance, the Christian quality of compassion was unfamiliar to Qatari police, who instead found  suspicious a Christian couple's desire to love and raise an underdeveloped and seriously ill African child. When the ultimately passed to Glory, the couple was accused of killing her harvest her organs and other unconscionable acts. Perhaps what is most revealing is that Qatari authorities seemingly find it more reasonable that a couple would kill a small child to harvest organs, rather than offer the orphan a living home. While prayers were answered and he couple has been released, they are still scheduled to stand trial on the charges. Please pray that Matthew and Grace Huang will be vindicated and set free, and that and their children will be comforted by the Holy Spirit throughout this ordeal.

Arab Spring Threatens the Existence of Ancient Christian Communities in the Middle East

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

Christians in Iraq, Syria, and throughout the Middle East have been the killed, kidnapped, and driven from their homeland “by the forces of intolerant Muslim supremacism that were unleashed as a result of the so-called Arab Spring,” John Eibner, the President of Christian Solidarity International, told World Net Daily. “The biggest complication today arising from the threat of the eradication of Middle Eastern Christian communities is related to America’s alliance with Sunni Islamist states, such as Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Qatar and Turkey.”

Middle East Christians Vie For Religious Freedom in Qatar, Egypt

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Christian minorities living in Muslim countries such as Egypt and Qatar are discriminated against for their faith.

Qatar Christians celebrate consecration of new church

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

Qatar has been making progress in respecting freedom of religion by allowing for construction of churches.

Qatar’s Church City to host more places of worship

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

"It's a tremendous feeling of relief that we can breathe, worship, and pray in a place without fear and without disturbance."

Qatar: Construction begins on Christian Church

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

The construction of the second church in Qatar is a welcome development. Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries should also allow for freedom of religion for Christian minorities living in the region.

Qatar to get a second church

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

“It is a very brave decision by the Qatari authorities, and one we are very pleased about,”

Ethiopia severs ties with Qatar

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Ethiopia stopped its diplomatic relations with Qatar. Many Gulf States are funding radical Muslims within Ethiopia. As the result, the country has become a scene of violence against Christians in its Muslim dominated provinces

The invisible church prays for a quiet Easter in the emirate of Qatar

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

"The idea is to be discreet because we don't want to inflame any sensitivities. There isn't even a signboard outside the church. No signs at all,"

15 thousand attend first mass in Doha church

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

This is an incredible story - 15,000 people attended the first service at the first church built in Qatar, which has a capacity for only 5,000 - and it is even more remarkable when you consider that Qatar has only recently begun allowing more religious freedom for non-Muslims.

Muslim Gulf makes room for churches as Qatar catches up

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

As the number of expatriate Christians in Middle East increases, some of those countries are allowing for more Churches to be constructed.

Qataris Divided on First Church

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Following the construction of the first Church in Qatar, a debate has broken out between groups that welcome the construction of the Church and those that are opposed to the construction.

Christianity returning to the Gulf

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

"After over 20 years of making formal requests to the authorities, the government has finally granted the Christians land to build their own places of worship. The Catholic community were given the largest piece of land, because our presence here goes back down the centuries and also because our community is the largest, now numbering over 100,000 faithful,”

Qatar’s first Catholic Church will be inaugurated in February

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

Qatar’s first Catholic Church will be inaugurated this February

Christian Church Rises in Arabia

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

Work has begun on the construction of Qatar's first purpose-built church in the desert outside Doha, the country's capital.

Qatar Donates Land for Building First Church

Friday, November 4th, 2005

Qatar follows three other Persian Gulf countries in allowing the construction of a church. Churches are still not allowed in Saudi Arabia.

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