Kresta in the Afternoon – July 13, 2020 – Hour 1

+  Kresta Comments: "Corporate Responsibility" for Slavery?

  • Description: Americans today have never owned slaves, and you'd have to go back several generations to find someone who did. So what does it mean to say we still claim some form of responsibility for slavery? Al takes a look.

+  The Story of the Middle East’s Disappearing Christians (2 segments)

  • Description: For 1400 years Christians in the Middle East lived under a system of sustained persecution, and as we saw last week in a report from Aid to the Church in Need, they are now on the brink of extinction. How did this happen? What role did western Foreign Policy play? What about the role of Islam and of the Christians themselves? Stephen Rasche joins us.
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    • Stephen Rasche
      Stephen Rasche is the author of The Disappearing People: The Tragic Fate of Christians in the Middle East. He's a recognized international expert on persecuted Christians and has served since 2010 as counsel to the Chaldean Archdiocese of Erbil, Iraq. He is also Vice-Chancellor of the Catholic University in Erbil. He holds a BA from Boston University and a JD from the University of San Diego.
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    • The Disappearing People: The Tragic Fate of Christians in the Middle East

      Persecution of Minorities in the Middle East. Western indifference and complicity. The looming end of Christianity in the Middle East. For 1,400 years, the Christians of the Mideast lived under a system of sustained persecution as a distinct lower class of citizens under their Muslim rulers. Despite this systemic oppression, Christianity maintained a tenuous—even sometimes prosperous—foothold in the land of its birthplace up until the past several decades. Yet today, Christianity stands on the brink of extinction in much of the Mideast. How did this happen? What role did Western foreign policy and international aid policy play? What of the role of Islam and the Christians themselves? How should history judge what happened to Christians of the Mideast and what lessons can be learned? This book examines these questions based on the firsthand accounts of those who are living it. (learn more)

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