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HEART newspaper: Heart Publications | December 13, 2017

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Middle East

Plot to blow up Egyptian church fails

November 29, 2017 |

Egyptian police have prevented a terrorist attempt to bomb a Coptic church in northeast Egypt.

The Mar Girgis (St George) church in El-Arish, which was also attacked during anti-Christian violence in August 2013, was saved by state security forces outside … Read More

Whose Land?

November 29, 2017 |

A film by Hugh Kitson 

WHO'S LAND Film bnner

Film maker Hugh Kitson’s newest release has coincided with the Centenary of the Balfour Declaration. Having had its world premiere in August, screenings in Australia were closely followed by events in New Zealand and then around the world. 

In ‘Whose Land?’ Hugh boldly tackles the political elephant in the room, the issue over Israel’s legitimacy, and the rights of the Jewish people over the land. Vastly different to other films produced by Israelis or other Jewish sources, this production deals fairly with documents and evidence, often showing the actual text on camera for the viewer to draw their own conclusions. Read More


March 30, 2017 |

Now a distinguished General condemns the government’s inaction over the Middle East genocide

Major General Tim Cross

Major General (Retired)Tim Cross CBE

by Major General (Retired)Tim Cross CBE

WHY IS THERE NO LEADERSHIP on how best to work to resolve the terrible effects of genocide happening in the Middle East – where Christians are in real danger of being wiped out, extinguished from the lands they have lived in since the first century?

As reported in the last issue of this paper, aid organisation Barnabas Fund despairs over the brick wall it encounters in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). In the same 12 month period, other governments took in 1,164 Christian refugees; Britain managed just 64. Read More

Christian haven becomes reality

March 24, 2016 |

Last issue we featured the International Christian Consulate while its founder, Sussex-based Yochana Darling, was seeking funding to see the vision become reality. Just two months later it is ready to launch in the Middle East this summer

Established in August 2015, the International Christian Consulate (ICC) has made considerable progress under the leadership of its founder, Yochana Darling. Financial support has been secured, enabling ground operations to commence in the Middle East this summer. Read More


February 3, 2016 |

Read how Samara and Yochana are seeing their visions become reality

Samara Levy

Samara Levy

Samara Levy

Samara Levy is married and has two children aged three and six. She is well-known in Sussex for her work in sending aid to refugees.

What’s your vision?

To see the Church being the salt and light of the world (Matthew 5:13-16) through clothing the naked, caring for the sick and feeding the hungry. Read More

‘Genocide’ call to recognise shattered Christianity in the Middle East

October 8, 2015 |

POLITICIANS FROM ACROSS the political divide in the USA have united in calling for the killings of Christians and other minorities in Iraq and Syria to be recognised specifically as ‘genocide’. Read More


August 7, 2015 |

Orphaned by IS

While British parents were buying ‘Frozen’ merchandise for their children, thousands of women and children actually froze to death in refugee camps such as this one in Kabarto, Kurdistan, last winter. These children’s stories had aid workers weeping

As Britain’s doors remain closed to Christians fleeing the IS bloodbath, we reveal the true figures behind last year’s savage Middle East winter

The shocking figure of those who froze to death in refugee camps – an estimated 6,000 according to the regional governor – were revealed to HEART by a Kurdish-born Danish doctor working with the thousands of homeless Christians, Yezidis and Muslims in Iraqi Kurdistan. Read More

World unmoved by Syrian horror – Archbishop

August 7, 2015 |

Hundreds of Christian families have fled the city of Hassakeh

AND AGAIN CHRISTIANS FLEE for their lives in the Middle East and again western politicians issue press statements condemning the actions of Islamic State – and again, nothing really changes.

How much horror does the world need to witness in places such as Syria before action is taken? A valid question asked by the Melkite Greek Catholic Archbishop of Aleppo, Jean-Clément Jeanbart. He has warned that Christianity itself was dying out in war-torn Syria. Read More


February 2, 2015 |

A BABY GIRL is the latest victim of the freezing weather gripping thousands of Christians trapped in refugee camps after fleeing from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Read More

“If I can do it, anyone can”

February 2, 2015 |

says Brighton mum Samara who’s helping clothe freezing Middle East refugees

Last issue HEART carried a short report on one mum’s efforts to help clothe Christians driven out of their homes by IS to spend the winter in tents. Since then Samara Levy has been inundated with offers of donations, helped also by Canon Andrew White. Chris Eyte brings the story up to date

IT STARTED WITH A SINGLE AID LORRY trundling off to Iraq packed with clothes and other essential items last October to prepare Christian refugees for camping in the bitterly cold winter. Read More