Christian Issues

The LA Times and the Grinch Who Stole Bethlehem Tourism

A record number of tourists visited Bethlehem this holiday season, and the hotels are fully booked, but the Los Angeles Times still finds fault with Israel. The reason: Israeli tour operators don't promote Palestinian tourism.

Praise for a Jew-Hater

Muhammed Sayyd Tantawi's status as an inveterate anti-Semite did not disqualify the late sheikh as the darling of inter-religious dialogue. He was lionized by the Vatican, the World Council of Churches and others before and after his death.

Coptic Crisis: Round-Up of News and Commentary

A round-up of some of the news and commentary on the violence in Cairo that resulted in the deaths of dozens of Coptic Christians and three Egyptian soldiers on October 9, 2011.

WCC Responds to Events in Syria

Rev. Dr. Olav Fyske Tveit, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches issues a statement condemning violence against civilians in Syria.

Media Ignores Assyrian Fight for Survival

Assyrians and other indigenous populations in Iraq are fighting for their survival. The mainstream media in the U.S has largely ignored their efforts to establish a safe haven in the Nineveh Plains.

Rifat Odeh Kassis Attacks Archbishop of Canterbury

Rifat Odeh Kassis, a long time anti-Israel activist recently attacked the Archbishop of Canterbury over remarks he made about Christians in the Middle East. Kassis  defended Palestinian Muslims against charges the Archbishop did not make.