Tuesday, April 21, 2015

"Revival 100 Years after 'the Armenian Genocide'" - Christianity Today

Is this a new spring time among Armenians around the world?
1915, in the middle of World War I, a terrible event took place.

People are still talking about it. A lot.

When the Pope mentioned the word "genocide", it was taken as an insult in Turkey and the Turkish ambassador was quickly withdrawn from the Vatican.

Turkey denies that the events were a "genocide". Turkish authorities say that 350,000 Armenians died, not 1,500,000, as claimed by Armenians. Ankara also points out that as many as 5,000,000 Turks died in the War, and in the loss of Ottoman lands, especially in South Eastern Europe.

Leaving aside the difficult questions of politics and historical understandings, diplomacy and angry words back and forth, a spiritual revival is taking place among many Armenians.

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