September 2010

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About This Issue
Why a special edition on Christians in the Middle East?

Features
Turkey
Heart of Byzantium

Egypt
Land of Alexandrian Christianity

Syria
Cradle of the Christian faith

Lebanon
Not just a nation, but a message

Iraq
Land of Abraham of Ur of the Chaldeans

Iran
Home of the Apostles

Cyprus
An isle of Hellenic Christianity

The Holy City of Jerusalem
A city’s destiny depends on the three great faiths

Israel
A modern state with ancient roots

Palestine
A fragmented holy land

Jordan
Kingdom of the Hashemites

Arabian Peninsula
Tales of Christian perseverance

Perspectives
Perspectives
Caught in the Middle
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern