Includes bibliographical references (pages 298-301).
The Birth and rise of Christianity in the Middle East -- The birth of Islam and the rise of Islamist terrorism in the Middle East -- Turkey -- Egypt -- Lebanon -- Syria -- Iraq -- Iran -- Saudi Arabia -- Sudan/South Sudan -- Roundtable on the plight of Christians in the Middle East --'Voices' on Christianity & Islam. The fate of Christians in the Middle East / Bishop Elias Sleman ; Meeting the challenges faced by Christians in the Middle East / Bishop Angaelos ; Testimony of a Christian life in the Middle East / Sister Marie Melham ; Violence in Islam and Christianity / Father Wafik Nasry ; Why continue to purse 'dialogue' with Islam? / Father Laurent Basanese -- Epilogue : Prayer by Patriarch Louis Sako -- Appendix. Advent 2014 letter to Christians in the Middle East / Pope Francis ; Regensburg address / Pope Benedict XVI ; Encyclical on centenary of Armenian genocide / Catholicos Aram I ; Outgoing presidential address to U.S. hierarchy / Cardinal Timothy Dolan ; The ideology that justifies Islamist violence must be dismantled / Patriarch Louis Sako ; May 7, 2015 statement of solidarity with Christians and other minorities in the Middle East.