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National Post — Gnostic sunset: Strife in Syria and Iraq driving out Mandaeans, the last surviving followers of John the Baptist

BY STEPHEN STARR (FGJ ‘13)
Religious violence in the Middle East is driving greater numbers of minorities from the region, depriving it of its once-unique social fabric. Having fled Iraq’s sectarian strife, Mandaeans – a millennia-old Gnostic religion whose members style themselves the followers of St. John the Baptist – are today being forced out of Syria at the barrel of a gun. Read more

National Post — Gnostic sunset: Strife in Syria and Iraq driving out Mandaeans, the last surviving followers of John the Baptist

BY STEPHEN STARR (FGJ ‘13)

Religious violence in the Middle East is driving greater numbers of minorities from the region, depriving it of its once-unique social fabric. Having fled Iraq’s sectarian strife, Mandaeans – a millennia-old Gnostic religion whose members style themselves the followers of St. John the Baptist – are today being forced out of Syria at the barrel of a gun. Read more

  • 13 August 2013