"Is Christianity dying in the land of its birth?" This was the question posed by Jim Jennings at his seminar, "The Vanishing Church in the Middle East," at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship's annual meeting June 25.
The answer to the question is yes, said Jennings, but he and others who attended the seminar shared ideas on how to prevent the further decrease in the number of Christians in the Holy Land.
By Sandi Villarreal, Associated Baptist Press, June 25, 2004
3645A group of 50 Christian leaders sent a letter to U.S. President George W. Bush asking him to help solve a "crisis" that left some institutions without sufficient staff.
Some groups said they felt Israel was singling out Christians - particularly Arabs - for increasingly harsh treatment. Others thought they were targeted for appearing too sympathetic to the Palestinians.
By Reuters, May 12, 2004
3575The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and other Christian leaders have told President Bush they are increasingly concerned about a security wall the Israeli government is building around the Holy Land.
The leaders say the barrier, which Israel is building to protect itself from terrorists, is dividing communities, complicating the peace process, unfairly taking land from churches and preventing Christian groups from functioning properly.
By Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES, April 19, 2004
OTHER \ Nov 23, 20043854Most Arabs descend from Egypt, Lebanon and Syria and two-thirds reside in 10 states. One third of Arab-Americans live in California, New York, and Michigan while 94 percent live in metropolitan areas. Lebanese constitute the greater part of Arab Americans residing in most states.
By WORLD TRIBUNE.COM and MichNews.com, Dec 9, 2003
OTHER \ Jul 28, 20033938Ninety-five retired Southern Baptist missionaries who served in the Middle East and North Africa recently signed a resolution calling for Christian leaders in America to refrain from making inflammatory statements about the faith of the people in the mostly Muslim area
By Hannah Lodwick, Associated Baptist Press, July 25, 2003
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OTHER \ Jun 06, 20034098Iraqi Christians ask that Christians around the world pray that missionaries to Iraq be sensitive to the local situation and work with the local believers wherever possible
ASSIST News Service, June 5, 2003
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