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We are the Modern Knights Templar, an Ecumenical Christian and Chivalric charitable Order. We do not claim a direct lineage to the original Knights of the Temple, but we do seek to emulate their positive attributes in our daily lives today. We have adopted two of the original Templar missions of Protecting Christians at Risk particularly in the Holy Land and the Middle East and in Keeping the Road to Jerusalem open to all people as our own.


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The conditions faced by the Christian population across the Middle East are important for caring Christians around the world to understand. Major media outlets too often provide us, however, with an incomplete (and sometimes inaccurate) account of events there and their causes. We present herewith a collection of well-written articles on the Christian situation to help broaden your understanding of this important subject. Articles reflect the authors’ research and opinions, not those of SMOTJ.


Investing in Eternal Memory in Iraq

October 2016

The National Review published this opinion piece that argues the moral imperative of preserving Iraq’s Christian community when it is so near extinction, and includes examples of what the Chaldean Christians are doing to rebuild hope there.

National Review
By Kathryn Jean Lopez
October 3, 2016

There’s a “memoricide” happening in the Middle East, as the presence of Christians there diminishes to the point of potential extinction.

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