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HEART Christian newspaper | September 16, 2019

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God of truth will slay Israel’s enemies

November 30, 2015 |

Gardner's world

Dangerous Mid-East scenario must be seen through biblical lens

By Charles Gardner

The stage is being set for what could turn into an almighty battle in the Middle East. Israel was already surrounded by sworn enemies before Russia entered the toxic fray, and we are now witnessing an extremely dangerous situation – highlighted by the blowing up of a plane over Sinai – which could erupt into a major conflict at any moment. Read More

Thousands of refugee children walked barefoot in temperatures up to 50 degrees Celsius, while Kurdistan’s freezing winter awaits them

October 5, 2015 |

EXCLUSIVE: another eyewitness report from the doctor whose story in last issue’s HEART prompted many of you to act and has helped link Dr Baker to Samara Levy, the mother working to transport aid to Iraq.
This time Dr Baker has met the father of Aylan Kurdi, the drowned boy whose image opened Europe’s doors and hearts

By Dr Mariwan Baker, a Kurdish doctor originally from Sulaimaniyah, who currently works in a Danish hospital in Copenhagen

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Stand firm after Tunisia attack – C of S Moderator

August 10, 2015 |

CHRISTIANS EVERYWHERE should stand resolute in witness to the love of Jesus, following the widely reported Islamist Jihadi attack which saw 38 people shot dead by an Islamic State linked gunman – according to the Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison, Moderator of the General Assembly for the Church of Scotland. Read More

6,000 FROZE TO DEATH IN CAMPS

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

72 Syrian families kidnapped by IS

March 30, 2015 |

MILITANTS FROM THE ISLAMIC STATE (IS) have kidnapped 72 Assyrian Christian families – around 200 people – from three villages in Syria and threatened to kill all the men unless Kurdish militias release IS hostages. Read More

CHILDREN FREEZE TO DEATH

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

LIBYA: BY THE TIME YOU READ THIS, THESE CHRISTIAN MEN MAY BE DEAD

February 2, 2015 |

The faces of the 20 men shown in this online image by the Islamic State means they could face execution soon

IT IS POSSIBLE that 20 Christian Egyptians abducted by the Islamic State of Tripoli in Libya could be dead by the time you read this.

However an urgent call for prayer has been issued by Christian Freedom International (CFI) for the migrant workers who have been tortured with ‘unspeakable abuse’ and now likely face executions by beheadings. Read More

IS sells children, age 1-9, for more than teenage girls

November 27, 2014 |

THE PRICES OF CHRISTIAN SLAVES captured by Islamic State militants in Iraq have been published. Read More

With tears, they tell us of the horrible things they have seen and experienced

October 3, 2014 |

EXCLUSIVE: Stories you won’t see in the secular press. This Sussex-based mission group reports from their first-hand experience of working with persecuted minorities in Iraq

To most of the world, the Yezedis of northern Iraq were unknown a few months ago. But Sussex-based mission organisation World in Need has been working with them for the past 23 years, says its director, David Shamiri

To us the Yezedis are our old friends, people with whom we’ve been working since World In Need was founded in 1991. Many of the children, and sometimes whole families, are sponsored through us and this support has, for many, made a huge difference.

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