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National Christian Leaders Oppose Mass Incarceration

Newark, NJ—Christian leaders sat transfixed as Rev. Darren Ferguson, pastor of Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Far Rockaway, NY, told the story of his decline from adolescent years with promise to incarceration and God’s power to restore and redeem. The leaders of Christian Churches Together in the U.S.A represent the broadest coalition of church leaders in the United States, including: Historic Protestant, Evangelical/Pentecostal, Catholic, Orthodox, and Historic Black Churches. They came together for the group’s annual meeting in Newark, NJ, February 4-­‐7. On this night, the leaders were struck by one thing: Jesus loves the prisoner and he was one.

For the…

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His Eminence Mor Dionysios Behnam Jijjawi sleeps in the Lord

With great sorrow we announce the passing away of His Eminence, Mor Dionysios Behnam Jijjawi in Malikiyeh, Syria. He passed away on Sunday the 16th of February 2014, after celebrating the Holy Qourobo on All Priests’ Day. The late Archbishop was born in 1925 in Mosul, Iraq. He was the former Archbishop of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. In 1999, he retired at the Archdiocese of Al Jezira & Euphrates, Syria, and took residence at the Monastery of the Virgin Mary in Hassakeh.

In his long life, Mor Dionysios Jijjawi was honored with many medals by the Patriarchate, for his good services,…

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The Archdiocese Hosts The Annual Meeting of Christian Churches Together

His Eminence Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim, Archbishop of the Syriac Orthodox Archdiocese for the Eastern United States, hosted a dinner on Thursday, February 6th for participants of the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Christian Churches Together.

Christian Churches Together offers a space inclusive of the diversity of Christian traditions in the United States-Evangelical/Pentecostal, Orthodox, Catholic, Historic Protestant, Historic Black churches and Christian organizations. It is unique in providing a venue where these communions, representing over one hundred million Christians, come together to pray together, discern the will of the Holy Spirit, engage in respectful theological dialogue, provide fellowship and mutual support and…

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