Christianity, Current events, ISIL, Islam, Middle East, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, War

Pope raises concerns for Christians in talks with Iraqi PM Abadi

Pope Francis hosted Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Wednesday and raised concerns about the desperate plight of Christians and other minorities in the war-torn country. Iraq’s ancient Christian community has been decimated since the militant Islamists of ISIL swept through a third of the nation in 2014 in their drive to build a caliphate.… Read More Pope raises concerns for Christians in talks with Iraqi PM Abadi

Culture, Current events, Explanatory Journalism, Religion

How Important Is The Sunni-Shiite Divide In The Middle East?

March 28, 2015 Elizabeth Whitman Displayed with permission from International Business Times Does the Sunni-Shiite divide matter in Yemen? Sunni Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes in Yemen on Thursday to counter Iran-allied Shiite forces besieging the southern city of Aden, where the U.S.-backed Yemeni president had taken refuge. Above, a Houthi fighter walks at the site… Read More How Important Is The Sunni-Shiite Divide In The Middle East?