Author: Habib Malik, Lebanese American University
In this interview Malik talks about the future of the Christian minority in the Middle East
Q. Christian communities are dying or being stamped out in many countries of the Middle East. Is Christianity in terminal decline in the region?
A. My simple answer is, no, Christianity in the Middle East is not in a terminal state. Christians have been faced with numerous difficulties throughout history and some form of Christianity has survived. The vast majority of Middle Eastern Christians are not really free communities. They have at some point or other succumbed to a second-class subordinate status in various Muslim-majority contexts…