Executive Committee Meeting September 18th, 2020Hosted by the Maronite Church- Bkerki and the Coptic Orthodox Church-Cairo

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Final Statement The Executive Committee of the Middle East Council of Churches Solidarity with the Lebanese and election Dr. Michel Abs General Secretary The Executive Committee of the Middle East Council of Churches held an exceptional meeting, as the Council’s Twelfth General Assembly was scheduled to take place at this Continue reading

Iraqi Christian Village Empty after Turkish Airstrikes

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Iraq (International Christian Concern) –  A report by Rudaw shared that the Christian village of Sheranish is left abandoned because of Turkish airstrikes in the area over the past several months. Some residents have suffered displacement before, further adding to the pain of yet again having to leave their homes. Residents say that Turkey Continue reading

MECC, ACT Alliance and WCC in a Joint Statement: On the lapse of a month after the Beirut blast disaster, the World Council of Churches (WCC), ACT Alliance and the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) presented their condolences to all Lebanese people who lost their loved ones in the catastrophic explosion that ripped through the Continue reading

Iranian-Armenian Christian Finally Released on Bail

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Iran (International Christian Concern) – An Iranian-Armenian Christian house church leader, Joseph Shahbazian, was finally released on a slightly reduced bail nearly two months after his detainment. The authorities had requested a bail amount of 3 billion tomans, the highest on record for an imprisoned Christian, but the family was only able Continue reading