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Canon Andrew White defies terrorism and MS to attend Jerusalem conference

4 June 2014 |

One of the  special guests at the recent “At the Crossroads” conference at Christ Church, Jerusalem was the so-called “Vicar of Baghdad”, Canon Andrew White.

Travelling about at great risk to his life and with the added discomfort of suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, Canon White had just picked up the 2014 William Wilberforce Award, presented to him in America for his efforts at reconciliation by the Chuck Colson Centre for Christian Worldview. Read More

Why this Iranian woman decided not to divorce her “apostate” husband

4 June 2014 |


We have not used her real name for security reasons as the Iranian government not only persecutes Christians but has also vowed to destroy Israel and brave “Esther Esfahani” was telling her story to the “Crossroads” conference of Messianic Jews and Christian Arabs in Jerusalem. Read More

AMAZING STORIES OF TRANSFORMATION – “A foretaste of heaven” as Arab and Jew embrace in Jerusalem

3 June 2014 |

Jesus breaks down barriers at Middle East crossroads

As politicians lick their wounds over yet another failure to strike a deal between Israelis and Palestinians, Jewish and Arab pastors have demonstrated true reconciliation, writes Charles Gardner Read More

Muslim goes to Mecca – and finds Jesus

2 June 2014 |

Last updated on June 3rd, 2014 at 04:59 pm

Now he wants to help reunite the sons of Abraham

Charles Gardner reports from Jerusalem

A Turkish Muslim who made a pilgrimage to Mecca in a desperate attempt to get his life back on track returned as a Christian to the great astonishment of his family.

Now a pastor, Ali Pektash told the “At the Crossroads” conference in Jerusalem that he wants to help re-unite the sons of Abraham. Read More

“Deteriorating” situation in Palestinian society

7 February 2014 |

Howard Stern reports on a visit to Bethlehem this December

IT IS MY BELIEF THAT WITHIN FIVE YEARS we will see the West Bank Christians in a similar condition to the Copts in Egypt, Gaza’s Christian remnant and those in Syria and Iraq, if Europe does not act decisively. Read More

Heart of Sussex paper October-November 2013

13 December 2013 |

Click on the image below to view a PDF of the whole October-November 2013 Heart of Sussex newspaper Read More

O little town of Bethlehem – where are all your Christians?

8 December 2013 |

Last updated on February 4th, 2014 at 12:35 pm

by Howard Stern

Untold stories of Palestinian Christians

Amid the myriad of narratives given by those who seek to express an opinion about the Palestinian-Israeli dispute, there is a voice that has been entirely lost.

It is the voice of the persecuted Palestinian Christians, caught between a rock and a hard place.   Yes, we have the likes of Kairos and Sabeel, but these do not speak for all Christians in the Palestinian Territories – not by a long way, in fact. Read More

Egypt’s Christians scapegoated by Muslim Brotherhood

20 August 2013 |

In the wake of President Morsi’s overthrow, the Muslim Brotherhood has been venting its fury on Egypt’s Coptic Christians

VIOLENCE, intimidation, murders and burning of properties have spiked significantly as Christians are now unjustly targeted and accused of being co-conspirators in Morsi’s removal. Read More

June/July issue out now in churches across Sussex

28 June 2013 |

Last updated on August 15th, 2013 at 02:23 pm

All articles can also be read here on the websiteRead More

West Bank Christians fear for their safety as attacks increase

10 June 2013 |

Middle East update

By Howard Stern, a Sussex-based negotiator and mediator

IN RECENT WEEKS there have been disturbing incidents in the Palestinian West Bank which severely challenge local Christians to hold fast to biblical principles in the face of persecution and discrimination.

Yet Jesus taught us to pray for our enemies, to forgive, bless and remember that when we are persecuted for his name’s sake, we ourselves are blessed.   For Christians in the Middle East today, this is a tough call. Read More

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