Posts Tagged ‘Maronites’

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

Christians in Lebanon increase their numbers

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Contrary to widespread public perception, the proportion of Christians in Lebanon is increasing and could rise by over a third by 2030. And because hundreds of thousands of overseas Lebanese are eligible to vote, 40 per cent of Lebanese on the electoral roll will be Christian by 2040. Reasons for the increase among Christians include Read more