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Fisk on Middle East Christians

An interesting, if not hopelessly bleak overview of Christianity in the contemporary Middle East:

This is, however, not so much a flight of fear, more a chronicle of a death foretold. Christians are being outbred by the majority Muslim populations in their countries and they are almost hopelessly divided. In Jerusalem, there are 13 different Christian churches and three patriarchs. A Muslim holds the keys to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to prevent Armenian and Orthodox priests fighting each other at Easter.

Read on, here.

3 comments on “Fisk on Middle East Christians

  1. kinziblogs
    October 27, 2010

    Layla, this has been such a breakbreak for me to watch happen. I have 100 drafts on this subject I haven’t posted…mainly because I know some of the comments will cause even more pain.

    I know ten Christian families who are planning on leaving Jordan, five by the end of this school year. It has nothing to do with economics, and everything with feeling more and more like strangers in their own homeland. Parents of daughters are the most concerned.

  2. Haitham
    October 27, 2010

    U know what, I read it y-day, found it interesting too.
    Printed it out and circulated it , and boy did we have a heated discussion bwt the matter 🙂

    H.

    • Layla
      October 27, 2010

      Glad to have passed on an inspiration for debate! Like Kinzi, I’m hoarding such articles as my research focuses on it. So, all heated debates much encouraged! 🙂

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