• July 21, 2003
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    The Vatican will build the biggest church of the Middle East in Jordan near the site where scholars believe Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, ASSIST News Service (ANS) has learned from official sources.

    According to "Come and See" Editor, the biggest Church in the Middle East nowadays is the Church of Annonciation in Nazareth.

    ASSIST News Service, July 17, 2003

    Vatican builds biggest Middle East Church
  • July 21, 2003
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    Siham Qandah has been assured by a Jordanian prince that he will personally ensure that she is not sent to prison, while her lawyers continue to fight for justice.

    Siham?s tragic case began with the death of her husband in 1994. When she tried to claim her widow?s pension from the army she was astonished to be told that he had allegedly converted to Islam and therefore under Shari?ah and Jordanian law as a Christian she could not inherit from him. In April 2002 Siham was ordered by court to give up custody of her children, so the family went into hiding.

    Barnaba's Fund Web site, July 14, 2003
    New Hope for Christian Widow
  • April 04, 2003
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    While news of war in Iraq are heard, the Jordan Bible Society is starting a big emergency relief project in Iraq

    Special for Come and See, April 4, 2003

  • January 29, 2003
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    For the second time in three months, a Jordanian Christian widow has been forced into hiding after a court ordered her to surrender her children to an estranged Muslim relative.
    When Mrs Qandah?s husband died in 1994, a local Islamic court declared that he had converted to Islam years earlier. According to Islamic Law, this meant his minor children automatically became Muslims too.

    Christian Solidarity WorldWide, Jan 23, 2003

    Widow hiding after court orders her to surrender her children
  • October 17, 2002
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    Under a final ruling from the Supreme Court of Jordan seven months ago, Qandah was ordered to give up custody of her children to be raised as Muslims. Rooted in the dictates of Islamic law, the decision was based on her Christian husband?s alleged conversion to Islam three years before his death

    by Compass Direct, October 15, 2002

  • October 11, 2001
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    The young queen of Jordan said:"I think it's very important that you realize that for the majority of Muslims, they do not hate Americans"

    By Michael Ireland, Chief Correspondent ASSIST News Service, October 11

    Queen Rania explains
  • September 25, 2001
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    Assemblies of God are buidling The Middle East Harvest Training Center in Amman, planned "In The Heart Of The Neediest Mission Field In The World Today". The center can seat up to 2,500 people.

    By Dan Wooding, Assist Ministries, September 24, 2001
    A large gathering and training center being built in Amman
  • September 19, 2001
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    American Christians Join With Jordanian Christians And Muslims At Candlelight Service In Amman

    By Dan Wooding, Assist Ministries, Sep 17
    Lighting Candles for Peace in Jordan
  • September 17, 2001
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    They are in a state of shock and disbelief over terror in New York and Washington

    By Dan Wooding in Amman, Assist Ministries, Jordan
    Jordanian People Offer Condolences to the American People
  • August 28, 2001
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    Five baptismal pools have been unearthed so far, dating to both the Roman and Byzantine periods, and will be open to visitors

    Jordan Times, By Francesca Sawalha ,August 26, 2001