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June 13, 2014
To be ‘killed, crucified or have their hands and feet cut off’ …
At this point in the growing Iraq crisis, I think it is safe to say...
June 12, 2014
NYTimes: Waves of generic refugees run for their lives in Iraq
The news from Iraq grows more and more distressing, at least for those who favor...
June 06, 2014
American suicide bomber: WPost flounders on his beliefs
Yet another horrific facet was added to the civil war in Syria with the recent...
April 24, 2014
Assad’s Easter and mysterious attacks on Syrian Christians
Why are Syrian Christians being targeted by Islamist rebels? The Western press cannot agree on...
March 12, 2014
Good news: Generic nuns released in Syria!
For three months now, members of my parish just south of Baltimore have been praying...
December 28, 2013
Pod people: What was top 2013 story for Pope Francis?
I am sure that GetReligion readers will be shocked, shocked to know that the Godbeat...
December 26, 2013
Pope addresses world peace AND persecution (again)
Covering speeches is tricky, I tell the students in my reporting classes. A good public...
December 18, 2013
Ghosts in those one-sided reports about victims in Syria
Rare is the day that I do not receive at least one or two emails...
December 03, 2013
Missing nuns, missing details, in Maaloula (updated)
Trust me on this. I know that it must be impossible for journalists to cover...
September 11, 2013
AFP gives Maalula its due
It was my intention today to look at religion news coverage of the anniversary of...
September 09, 2013
Is a global fast for Syria a local news story?
According to Catholic News Agency: Pope Francis made a global petition on Sept. 1 asking...
September 08, 2013
What is the X-factor in Syrian bloodshed? DUH! (updated)
It seems that many networkers in the online world remain fired up about that recent...
September 03, 2013
PBS: Understanding Syria (minus any nasty religion stuff)
So here we go again. This weekend I mentioned an online explainer piece served up...
September 02, 2013
How to follow totally secular Syria news on Twitter
The goal here at GetReligion is, of course, to look at the good and the...
August 29, 2013
Off to war again. But a just one?
Everyone ready for another war? Ready or not, it appears that we are about to...
June 14, 2013
Got news? Is a global ‘war on Christianity’ newsworthy?
Would it be newsworthy if a U.S. Senator claimed in a public address that American...
April 25, 2013
Yes, we know two Orthodox bishops are missing in Syria
Editor's note: This happens now and then, every two or three years. Two GetReligion writers...
April 25, 2013
Kidnapped Syrian bishops still missing, despite reports
Horrible news out of Syria, where two Orthodox bishops were kidnapped. There hasn't been enough...
January 11, 2013
Syrian sniper offers thoughts on life, death and faith
Anyone who has been to the Middle East, or who has spent much time talking...
December 12, 2012
Generic Armenians fleeing Syria for no particular reason
For news consumers who are closely following events on the ground in Syria, especially those...
December 05, 2012
Memory eternal: A giant of Orthodoxy has died
Let me state right up front that, as a member of an Antiochian Orthodox parish,...
October 26, 2012
Economist offers rare insights into Salafists
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