For every Turkish DITIB mosque in Germany build one Christian church in Turkey!

Moschee der türkisch-islamischen Union (DiTiB)...

Mosque in Germany

by the Society for Threatened Peoples

The Society for Threatened Peoples (GfbV) welcomes in the spirit of religious diversity and tolerance the construction of places of prayer for all faiths in our country. It is worth noting that the new mosque in Duisburg falls under the jurisdiction of the Islamist society DITIB, which with its 880 branches is an arm of the Turkish «Ministry of Religious Affairs» in Ankara. At the same time the Turkish administration persecutes and suppresses to the present day the Christian minorities.

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Pilgerreise auf den Berg Athos – Griechenland


Veranstalter: Some friends of Mount Athos – Kleanthis Symeonides

Leitung – Anmeldung: Kleanthis Symeonides. E-Mail: ksymeonides@cytanet.com.cy.

Kommunikation: Englisch

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Turkish Christians seek better legal inclusion

Germany's president Christian Wulff, left, is welcomed by Bishop Grigorios Melki Urek of Adiyaman in Tarsus, Turkey.

The small Christian minority in this predominantly Muslim country is hoping for an improvement to its legal and social situation as Turkey comes under increasing pressure to address their problems and after Abdullah Gul, Turkey’s head of state, said publicly that he is also the president of non-Muslims.

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Unidentified assailants vandalize graves in Greek Orthodox cemetery

Several grave stones in a Greek Orthodox cemetery in the Aegean island of Gökçeada were vandalized on the night of Oct. 28, according to a press release sent to Today’s Zaman by the Foreign Ministry.

The release added that the incident was made public upon a criminal complaint filed at a prosecutor’s office by the Gökçeada Municipality. An immediate investigation was launched into the incident. Efforts are ongoing to catch the perpetrators of the attack.

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Turkey’s dwidling Greek Christians

(CNN) — Patriarch Bartholomew is the living embodiment of one of the world’s oldest institutions — the Greek Orthodox Church in Constantinople.

But he could be the last to hold the title in what is modern-day Istanbul, in secular but Muslim majority Turkey.

CNN’s «World’s Untold Stories» examines the dwindling Greek Orthodox community in Turkey and how they are faring.

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MARCH 25th – Celebration of Greek Independence Day

The celebration of Greek Independence Day on March 25th draws inspiration from one of the holiest days for Greek Orthodox Christians, the Annunciation of the Theotokos. This is the day that the Archangel Gabriel announced to Mary that she would bear a child. Bishop Germanos of Patras seized the opportunity by raising the banner of revolution, in an act of defiance against the Turks and marked the beginning of the War of Independence. Cries of Zito H Ellas and Eleftheria H Thanatos can still be heard today. These freedom fighters, or klephts as they were called, of Greece sacrificed much for their country. Kolokotronis, Nikitara, Karaiskakis, Bouboulina, and Mpotsaris are some of the heroes of the revolution.

The struggle for independence was supported abroad by intellectuals of the day. In addition to the Secret Society of Friends (Filiki Etaeria) and the Sacred Band (Ieros Lohos) prominent world figures including Lord Byron of England, Daniel Webster and Dr. Samuel Gridly Howe of the United States raised the interest level among Europeans and Americans.

After centuries of unsuccessful uprisings and failure of the Ottoman Empire to assimilate and convert the Greeks, The War of Independence began in 1821 rising up against 400 years of occupation and oppression by the Ottoman Turks. The origin of the Turkish occupancy began in 1453 with the fall of Constantinople (currently referred to as Istanbul). Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »