Posts Tagged ‘Assyrian Church’

The Middle East’s friendless Christians

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

WHEN the long, grim history of Christianity’s disappearance from the Middle East is written, Ted Cruz’s performance last week at a conference organized to highlight the persecution of his co-religionists will merit at most a footnote. But sometimes a footnote can help illuminate a tragedy’s unhappy whole. For decades, the Middle East’s increasingly beleaguered Christian Read more

AKL Catholic and Anglican Bishops express concern over Iraq

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Bishop Patrick Dunn and Bishop Ross Bay, the Catholic and Anglican bishops of Auckland New Zealand have issued a joint statement expressing their sadness at the extreme violence of the current insurgency of troops affiliated with the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS). “Acknowledging the religious and political complexity which characterises Iraqi Read more

Assyrian church helps small community

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

A new church is helping forge cultural roots for a small community. The Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East opened its doors in Manurewa. Father Toma K Toma, who came to New Zealand from Iran in 1992, acknowledges the church has come a long way from its early beginnings and is happy to Read more

The future of Iraqi Christians uncertain

Friday, November 4th, 2011

The Assyrian International News agency is expressing concern about the future of the Iraqi Christian community in Baghdad. One year ago, in the worst violence against Assyrians since the liberation of Iraq, Al-Qaeda terrorists attacked Iraqui Christians at Our Lady of Deliverance Chaldean Catholic Church in Baghdad during a Sunday evening church service, killing 58 parishioners, Read more