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  CAMERA: Arab Christian Groups Villify Israel
While Bishop Riah suggests that the departure of Christians from the Holy Land is the consequence of multiple causes, he fails to point out that the mistreatment of Christians at the hands of the Muslim majority in Palestinian society is a huge factor behind their leaving.
Christians are a persecuted and badly tolerated minority in Muslim societies throughout the Middle East and life under the Palestinian Authority is no exception.
In reference to the Christian and Muslim populations in the disputed territories, Bishop Riah writes that "The strategy of ethnic cleansing on the part of the State of Israel continues." In fact, the Arab population has increased substantially in both the West Bank and Gaza since 1967.
www.camera.org /index.asp?x_context=7&x_issue=45&x_article=1181   (3449 words)

 The Arab Heritage
The Arab Christians are the first to convert to Christianism.
Excerpt from "History of Arab Thought" These three following phases are the foundation for social and diplomatic Arab History, and the Nucleus of Arab expansion and their thought and culture.
Christian Presence in the Middle East, Collegial letter of the Catholic Patriarchs of the Middle East to their Faithful in their different countries of residence
www.al-bushra.org /arbhrtg/0arbhrtg.htm   (456 words)

  Israel and the Territories - Disappearance: Disappearing Christians of the Middle East - Middle East Quarterly
Christians have been active in the Palestinian and Israeli political, social, and economic arenas by far more than their numerical strength in the Arab population, due to their greater Westernization, their knowledge of Western languages, and their better contacts with the West through their churches' headquarters and larger diasporas in the West.
Christians, and in particular Greek Orthodox, have been particularly active in the Israeli communist party, a Jewish-Arab party which was until the late 1970s the only legal party in Israel that expressed the Arab national aspirations in the state.
The fate of Christians in Israel and to a greater extent in the PA is closely connected to the ebb and flow of diplomacy.
www.meforum.org /article/15   (5968 words)

 Arab Christians - Who are they?
Christian emigration from the Middle East has increased because of political and economic hardship (from Lebanon since the 1975-1990 civil war, from the Israeli occupied Palestinian territories, from Iraq since the UN sanctions destroyed the economy) and because of Islamic fundamentalist pressure.
The Arab Christians belong to more than a dozen different churches, the result of numerous conflicts and schisms since Christianity was adopted as the official religion of the Roman empire by the emperor Constantine in 313 AD.
In the 19th century Christianity was reappeared as a result of the presence in Sudan of Egyptian Coptic officials and traders during the Egyptian-British Condominium.
www.arabicbible.com /christian/arab_christians_who_are_they.htm   (652 words)

 Arab World Studies Notebook - First Christians
Christianity is the religion of over one billion people throughout the world, and there are three major divisions within it: the Roman Catholic Church, the Protestant denominations, and the Eastern Rite churches.
Christianity is based on the very first believers' fundamental belief that Jesus is the son of God and the promised Messiah.
The drain of Christians from the Holy Land, little noted by the church in the rest of the world, is part of a general exodus of Pal­estinian Arabs from a homeland they have found hostile and unpromising.
www.mepc.org /workshops/firstchris.asp   (2344 words)

 Christians in the Middle East, Coptic, Maronite - The Peace Encyclopedia
The objectives of such oppression is to reduce the influence of the Christian communities, and in certain cases, to reduce it physically.
In Sudan, the stated objective of the ruling regime is to Arabise and Islamize the African Christian and Animist population of the south.
Religious persecution of Christians in the Middle East has reached extreme forms of human degradation: In Sudan, abundant reports by international human rights organizations have documented the enslavement by the northern fundamentalist forces of southern African Christians.
peace.heebz.com /christians.html   (2026 words)

 Arab and Christian: a Complex Identity in the Muslim Mideast
This is the second of a two-part series, Part I discussed the strains on Christian communities in the Middle East and their often dissimilar conditions.
Israeli Arab Christians sometimes sneer at Bethlehemites as "internationals" whose Palestinian patriotism is insufficiently displayed, but Joshua Hammer's book A Season in Bethlehem makes clear just how tough Palestinian militants have made it for Christians in the Bethlehem-Beit Jala-Beit Sahour triangle, the home to 70 percent of the West Bank's Christian population.
Arab Christians, he says, are a community of faith and tradition.
www.aina.org /news/20050308140447.htm   (2101 words)

 Presentation at Al
The Arabic speaking Christians believe that Christ was born, in their region, where various conflicts were prevailing, to start an era of love, reconciliation and peace between all people and nations.
Consequently, as secularism is not seen, by many Christians and Muslims alike, as an alternative, they emphasize the principle of “co-citizenship” whereby Muslims and Christians could live as equals in a society, which would embody their respective spiritual values.
In this connection, the hope of the Arab Christians, as well as that of many Muslims is that the Islamic law must be recognized as an important source of modern legislation but not as the unique source of that legislation or as a divine law that cannot be touched.
www.alhewar.org /gabriel_habib_What_About_Arab_Christians.htm   (3119 words)

 Political Crossfire Forums :: View topic - Christian Arab Situation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The long and short of this is this: Arab Muslims have a big challenge because they must be able to look upon their Arab Christian neighbors as compatriots; and Christians must reciprocate but also a reflection of the principles and values of Christ and Mohammed.
Arabs Christians are in the forefront of the defense of their countries and societies.
As for the intifada, it was a Palestinian one, not Muslim or Christian.
www.politicalcrossfire.com /forum/viewtopic.php?t=53475   (5982 words)

 Mideast Christians against the war on Iraq and the occupation of Palestine
Most of the region’s Christian Arabs in Egypt (7-12 million) and Sudan, 600,000 live in Iraq, 165,000 in Jordan, 900,000 in Syria, 1.3 million in Lebanon, 50,000 in Palestine and 130,000 in Israel.
Christian Arabs refuse to be called a minority, they consider themselves part of the Arab world and partners with their Muslim brethren in the good and bad that face the Arab nation.
In another article the issue of Christian education in schools is dealt with extensively with a call for a serious effort to follow through with the efforts to get this issue implemented.
mideastchristians.virtualactivism.net /news/magtas.htm   (1141 words)

 Little Arabia, Chicago's Northwest Side Arab Americans
And Christian Arabs, especially on Chicago’s Northwest Side, also have a magnified presence by virtue of the fact that also living among them is another non-Arab Middle Eastern community of Christians who hail from Iraq and who identify with the ancient race of Assyrians.
Beitunia historically is a Muslim city and Ramallah historically is a Christian city, although the populations have shifted significantly over the years as a result of the Israeli occupation and the movement of refugees from Palestinian lands that became Israel in 1948.
Most Arab Christians are Orthodox and began by associating in the United State with the Greek Orthodox Church, later breaking away and identifying as “Antiochian Orthodox” Christians.
www.hanania.com /profiles/LittleArabia.htm   (2441 words)

 Arab Christians are Arabs | BaltimoreChronicle.com
The Christians of Lebanon, Syria and Palestine played a pioneering role in reviving Arab culture from the comatose state it was in under the Ottomans.
Palestinian Christians are not suffering at the hands of the Muslims, but at the hands of the Israelis, and the bullet-scarred statue of the Virgin Mary in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is a poignant testimony to this fact.
Arab Christians have contributed a lot to this culture, and they should be proud of their contributions.
baltimorechronicle.com /2005/083005Mattar.shtml   (3273 words)

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It's a hateful message that portrays the Arab world as under attack by the West, and in danger of being ruled by Christian and Zionist forces.
Ramon Nadir said, "We are the Christian Arabs who have the ability to preach the language of peace, love, and the language of Jesus Christ to all Arabs, where foreigners couldn't do that.
He said, "The importance of the Christian media is that it won't be bought, that it won't compromise the truth.
www.cbn.com /CBNNews/CWN/090304arabmedia.aspx   (1338 words)

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Here are some of the most famous and representative Christian Arab writers and thinkers who issued from the different Christian communities in Syro-Mesopotamia and Egypt, and who wrote during the Abassid era.
Demonstration of the truth of the Christian religion and of the doctrine of the Trinity.
Proof of the truth of the Christian religion (however, this treatise may be inauthentic).
www.ewtn.com /library/HUMANITY/ARABLIT.TXT   (1776 words)

 Christian Arabs Announce Press Conference Regarding Recent Crisis in the Middle East
The group is comprised of Christian Arabs from the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox faiths with ancestral ties to Lebanon, Syrian, Palestine, Jordan and Iraq.
David is of Lebanese and Syrian heritage and is an Antiochian Orthodox Christian residing in Northville.
Arab Detroit is dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of accurate information about Arab Americans and the Arab world through the development of informative print materials, educational and cultural events and multi-media programming.
www.primezone.com /newsroom/news.html?d=103129   (525 words)

 Arab View: Christian fundamentalists and American hegemony
The book discussed the dangers posed by militant Christian fundamentalists to the Arab world but Arab policy-makers did not pay much attention to her warnings.
Though a few Arab writers have written about the dangerous course taken by religious fundamentalists in the US, serious efforts have yet to be made to warn the Muslim and Arab public about the increasing influence of the anti-Muslim religious fundamentalist lobby in the United States.
It may not be a matter of pure accident that the Christian fundamentalists in Switzerland have established a new organization to elicit public support for Israel.
www.arabview.com /articles.asp?article=191   (462 words)

 Essay: Arab and Christian
This is the second of a two-part series, Part I (NCR, March 4) discussed the strains on Christian communities in the Middle East and their often dissimilar conditions.
Riad Jarjour, former general secretary of the Middle East Council of Churches, writes that the Christian dialogue with Muslims is “recognition of human, national and spiritual kinship.”
Likewise his interpretation of Jerusalem’s Armenian Christians as victims who will not be conventionally religious again until the world acknowledges their history of suffering is an eye-opener.
ncronline.org /NCR_Online/archives2/2005a/031105/031105j.php   (2263 words)

 Christian Arab Exodus on Upswing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
According to a story carried by www.israelnationalnews.com, the dwindling Christian Arab population in Bethlehem parallels a similar phenomenon in other Arab countries.
A Christian restaurant owner, Ibrahim Shomali, is selling what he can before he leaves with his wife this month for Flint, Michigan.
Our Arab taxi driver literally saved our lives by explaining that were from the United States, and the gunmen after some discussion finally agreed to spare our lives.
www.christiannewstoday.com /CWN2019.html   (811 words)

 Keyword   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The median age of the Arab population was 33, and ranged from 27 for those who said their ancestry was "Arab" or...
A Christian resident of the village of Mughar knew whom to blame last week for the riots that destroyed so much local Christian property there recently — it was not the fault of Druse assailants as much as the absence of a police station.
Although collectively referred to as Christian Arabs, they include the Eastern Orthodox, which is the largest group, and the Catholics, who are considered to have the most powerful voice due to recent Vatican-Israel relations....
www.freerepublic.com /focus/keyword?k=arabchristians   (2570 words)

 Home / Headlines / I am a Christian Arab-American - Media Monitors Network (MMN)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
So unlike what most Christians in the West believe, Christian Arabs, or Arab Christians if you prefer, are not new converts to Christianity; our beliefs survived the Islamic conquests by the grace of God and because of the tolerance of Islam.
We have those who are appreciative of other religions and promote harmony and understanding; those are the Christians who turn the other cheek, go the extra mile and forgive their brother as many times as seven-times-seven.
But like their Christian and Moslem brothers, Jews are not immune from having those elements among them who manipulate religion and promote hate and violence so they may gain at the expense of their larger community or other communities.
usa.mediamonitors.net /content/view/full/15851   (2302 words)

 Christian Arabs Faced with Continued Pressure
Their plight, however, is not just limited to the Iraqi Christian community, but is also present in Arab nations throughout the Middle East and parts of Africa.
Statistics have shown that a large number of Arab Christians have emigrated to safer countries such as the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe.
For centuries, Christians have lived in the territory currently referred to as the Arab countries alongside other religious groups, “particularly with Muslims who shared with them the afflictions of life,” Aziza said.
www.christiantoday.com /article/christian.arabs.faced.with.continued.pressure/1505.htm   (521 words)

 Christian Brodcaster Arab Vision Completes First TV Series for Tunisians
Arab Vision’s international director is delighted with the results in this the 10th year of the Arab company’s foundation.
Arab Vision is a community of Christians committed to proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Arab World.
There are still millions of Christians in the Middle East and North Africa, but they are a minority among the 270 million Arab Muslims.
www.christiantoday.com /article/christian.brodcaster.arab.vision.completes.first.tv.series.for.tunisians/9219.htm   (391 words)

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 Christian Arab churches reaching out to Muslims
Christians sometimes are led by popular moods rather than seeking the Lord’s direction.”
David Philobes, an Egyptian pastor with years of experience in planting churches in the Middle East and in the States, attributes this pervading negative attitude also to lack of education and ignorance.
In El Cajon, where SMCC is located, approximately 2.6 percent of the 95,000 residents are of Arab descent, compared with 0.7 percent for the entire county.
www.goodnewsetc.com /093TS1.htm   (1403 words)

 Christian Palestinians for Peace Main Web Page
Advocate for the rights of Palestinians and Christian Arabs by speaking out for their just cause, AND also speaking out against religious extremism.
The Society is a fraternal Catholic organization of lay people who practice Christianity by helping those in need on a person-to-person basis.
Mortuary Services for the Christian community in Jerusalem and its surrounding areas are also provided.
www.hanania.com /CPFP.htm   (1150 words)

 Are Most Arab Americans Christian? - Christianity Today magazine - ChristianityTodayLibrary.com
The Detroit News reports that 75 percent of Arabs in the U.S. are Christian.
Oksnevad said that since the late '90s, more attention in several Arab nations on their Islamic identity has placed additional pressure on Christians in those countries.
This has led to far greater numbers of Arab Christians emigrating to the U.S. "Anyone not Muslim is the focus of a lot of negative attention in many of these countries," he said.
www.christianitytoday.com /ct/2003/marchweb-only/3-24-22.0.html   (376 words)

 Amazon.com: Islam Revealed A Christian Arab's View Of Islam: Books: Anis Shorrosh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Drawing on his experience as a Palestinian-born Arab Christian and years of research and study, Dr. Shorrosh takes a hard look at an ever-growing religion that currently numbers 900 million members.
He is presently an apologist for the Christian faith and is currently in demand for revivals, meetings, mission talks, etc. The author was recently honored by the Southern Baptist Convention for his 25+ years as an Itenerate Evangelist.
Anis Shorrosh is a Palestinian born Arab Christian, I think therefore he he has a genuine understanding of Islam and Islamic societies.
www.amazon.com /Islam-Revealed-Christian-Arabs-View/dp/0785264647   (2582 words)

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Christian girls fighting Palestinian captured a church and...
Arab Lounge is currently the largest online Christian and Muslim dating service for Arabs.
Please remember, however, that some of what is considered Christian today contradicts the Word of God.
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