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Middle East: Rifugio, a new book about Christians of the Middle East 

The birthplace of Christianity lies on the Iranian slopes from Mount Ararat to Mount Lebanon. Since those ancient times, the rugged valleys and gorges have served as a refuge for monastic communities and those in search of solitude. Nowadays, 12 million Christians are assumed to live in the Middle East, but only a few of them remain to live in the region because of...

SWM 2015: Lebanon - The disappearance of Wadi Abu Jmil, Beirut’s Jewish district 

Embargo: 2 July 2015 00.01 (GMT+1)Case study by Rania El RajjiLebanon’s wars have had a lasting impact on the country’s urban fabric. The infamous ‘green line’ which divided Beirut into East and West between 1975 and 1990 forced various religious groups – primarily Muslims and Christians, but also other smaller minorities who found themselves drawn into the conflict – to resettle on either side...

Syria/Iraq/Lebanon: The Forgotten Genocide - new report from A Demand for Action 

“The Forgotten Genocide” - In this document, we have interviewed Assyrians/Chaldeans/Syriacs and other Christians who have fled their homes with only the clothes on their backs, and who now live under harsh conditions in places like the ghettos of Beirut. Many of them have missing family members. Some have been kidnapped, others raped, many tortured-all because of their faith. What they have gone...

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