Syria Archives - Page 3 of 3 - HEART Christian newspaper
News from Syria, Laos, Tanzania, CAR, Cameroon, the Philippines, the USA and Australia
SYRIAN HOSTAGES FREED BY MILITANTS
FOUR CHRISTIAN WOMEN and a church leader kidnapped in early October have been released by Islamist militants in north-west Syria.
THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, compared the present day slaughter by so-called Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria to a ruthless invasion of the Middle East by Genghis Khan in 1260 and even the Jewish Holocaust. He said it was hard to believe ‘such horrors can happen’ and they were ‘part of an evil pattern’ of persecution against believers around the world.
Last updated on January 16th, 2014 at 04:44 pm
Worthing-based charity Health Communication Resources (HCR) is helping to bring hope to Syria and the Philippines through Christian radio broadcasts.
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.