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Christianity in the Middle East: Persecution and Genocide

  • 11/18/2015
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Advanced Depositions, 17752 Sky Park Cir #100, Irvine, CA 92614

Topic:  "Christianity in the Middle East: Persecution and Genocide" 

"The hour is coming when everyone who kills you will think he is offering worship to God.  They will do this because they have not known either the Father or me."  John 16: 2-3.   

Millions of Christians suffer persecution throughout the world, solely because of their faith.  Persecution exists in many forms including hostile attitudes and discrimination, the torture, rape and murder of Christians, the destruction of churches, an outright prohibition against Christianity, and in the worst cases, genocide. 

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ISIS is making daily news headlines for its merciless brutality, as Christian communities face extinction in their ancient homeland in the heart of the Middle East.   ISIS atrocities are not an anomaly, but follow historic patterns of persecution against minorities.

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Pope Francis, who has endorsed the use of force against ISIS, said, "The blood of our Christian brothers and sisters is a testimony which cries out to be heard by everyone who can still distinguish between good and evil. All the more this cry must be heard by those who have the destiny of peoples in their hands."

Michael Alti, Esq.

Michael Alti, a Catholic originally from the Middle East, will explore some of the most abhorrent cases of persecution, the complex causes for it, and suggestions for action that Westerners may take against persecution.  Mr. Alti is a Board Member with the St. Thomas More Society.  He is the founder of the Alti Law Firm, practicing land use, environmental law, and business law.  He is also of counsel with Community Legal Advisors, representing community associations.  

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