Lebanese Christian Women Take Up Arms

Christian women in Lebanon are arming themselves in the wake of a series of devastating suicide attacks on Monday.

CHR Comment: The article describes the deaths of five persons due to suicide bombings and includes statements from the women and priests associated with the village of Qaa.

Source: ‘We will send jihadists straight to hell’: Lebanese Christian women take up arms after deadly suicide bombings | Christian News on Christian Today

Catholics and Muslims Alike Pray at Shrine to Mary

The Blessed Virgin has become a “symbol of unity” in Lebanon.

CHR Comment: The Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon draws both Catholics and Muslims who honor Mary in different ways. The article points out how often Mary is mentioned in the Quran, which has a significant focus on Mary. This is likely due to the rising importance of Mary as a saint and example in early Christianity, which in turn influenced Mohammed as he wrote the Quran.

Source: Why Catholics And Muslims Alike Come To Pray At This Shrine To Mary