For the first time in the history of Michigan and the United States, a bipartisan resolution recognizing and declaring October 18 every year as American Middle East Christian Day.
In addition, in the history of the Michigan Legislature, two Middle East Christian church Continue reading
Louis Raphael Sako*
In a letter to the President of the Republic, Sako urges “cooperation” between Iraqi leaders. The goal is to create a “modern and strong civilian” nation, capable of initiating economic, social and cultural reforms. The Iraqi army takes a large portion of Nineveh and Diyala from the Kurds. Fears for Teleskof and Alqosh. Continue reading
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A survey of damage as seen in November 2016 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Bakhdida, Iraq, which was occupied by the Islamic State Oct. 2014-Oct. 2016. (Credit: Jaco Klamer/ACN.)
John Pontifex, the editor of a new report on worldwide Christian persecution, says that Continue reading
Sunday, October 15, 2017 – The growing Assyrian community in Arizona welcomed “molphono” Abboud Zeitoune, author of “Music Pearls of Beth-Nahrin” (2007) and “Modern Assyrian Music” (2015) at Arizona State University’s West Campus in Glendale, Arizona. Continue reading
What do Iraqi Kurds think of America’s silence about the battle for Kirkuk and steps taken against them by Turkey, Iran and Iraq? Watch Gary Lane’s interview with Kurdish analyst Awat Mustafa for some insights.
Last month when Iraqi Kurds held a referendum on independence, they never imagined Continue reading
Source: Xinhua| |Editor: Mu Xuequan
CHICAGO, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) — Refugees in southeast part of U.S. state of Michigan are contributing up to 295 million U.S. dollars to the region’s economy, a study of the Global Detroit and researchers at the University of Michigan (UM) Ford School of Public Policy shows. Continue reading
By balint szlanko, associated press
KIRKUK, Iraq — Iraqi security forces and Popular Mobilization Forces patrol in Tuz Khormato, that was evacuated by Kurdish security forces, 130 miles (210 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. Two weeks after fighting together against the IslamThe Associated Press Continue reading
Residents of Kirkuk in northern Iraq on the road back home on Oct. 17. (Khalid Mohammed / Associated Press)
Kurdish forces pulled out of disputed areas across northern and eastern Iraq on Tuesday, a day after handing the northern city of Kirkuk over to federal forces amid a Continue reading
BAGHDAD, Oct 17 (Reuters) – An Iraqi Yazidi group affiliated with a Shi’ite-led armed faction took control on Tuesday of Sinjar, said residents of the northwestern city that is claimed by both Kurdish and central Iraqi authorities. Continue reading
by Erika Solomon in Erbil and David Sheppard in London
Iraqi forces seized control of the disputed city of Kirkuk on Monday as Kurdish forces appeared to melt away, escalating a crisis triggered by last month’s independence referendum in the autonomous Kurdistan region.
Elite Iraqi counter-terrorism forces moved into the provincial government headquarters Continue reading
By John Pontifex
A PRIEST caring for persecuted Christians in northern Iraq has called on people to pray for peace in northern Iraq amid fears that a return to full-scale war could threaten the survival of one of the world’s oldest Church communities.
Father Salar Kajo, who cares for Christians in towns and villages in northern Nineveh Continue reading
By Anugrah Kumar , Christian Post Contributor
(PHOTO: REUTERS/AHMED JADALLAH)An Iraqi priest prepares for Sunday mass at the damaged Grand Immaculate Church in Qaraqosh, near Mosul, Iraq on Oct. 30, 2016 after it was recaptured from ISIS. Continue reading
As interreligious tensions and a migration crisis continue in the Middle East, key Church leaders in the region have said Christians largely feel aban
By Elise Harris
As interreligious tensions and a migration crisis continue in the Middle East, key Church Continue reading
ERNEST WHITMAN PIPER
Mardin: Where ancient survives
With its nature, architecture, history and donkeys, the southeastern city of Mardin is certainly a destination that will expand your understanding of Anatolia’s cultural melting pot Continue reading
By MIKE COPELAND email@example.com
Wissam Al-Aethawi, a native of Baghdad, Iraq, who converted to Christianity from Islam and fled to America under threat of death, will discuss his experiences during a seminar planned Oct. 27 through Oct. 29 at New Road Church of Christ, 3100 S. New Road. Continue reading
by Abigail Fryman Rouch
Exile: Iraqi Christians at Mass in St Thomas Cathedral in London, Britain’s first Syriac Orthodox Cathedral, in August. Most are refugees from Mosul and its neighbourhoods
CHRISTIANS have become victims of genocide in Nigeria, Iraq, and Syria, a charity has found. Continue reading
Recognizing the role of civil society to promote peace, nonviolence, and respect for human rights, we call for dialogue to address the problems between the Iraqi central government and the Kurdistan Regional Government, for efforts to de-escalate tensions, and for the cessation of external interventions. Continue reading
Pope Francis has encouraged Catholic leaders from Iraq to continue helping displaced Christians return to their hometowns after the Islamic State occupation despite the discouragement and difficulties that they face.
(REUTERS / Ahmed Jadallah)Christians displaced from Nineveh Plains vote during Continue reading
In this file photo, an Iraqi Christian spruces up his shelter with a cross and other Christian symbols at the Ashti camp for internally displaced Iraqis in Ainkawa, a Christian enclave of the Kurdish capital, Erbil. (Credit: Dale Gavlak/CNS.)
The Ninevah Plains, traditionally home to a large Christian community, is now “ground Continue reading
Iraqis attend the first Palm Sunday procession in the burnt-out main church of the Christian city of Qaraqosh since Iraqi forces retook it from Islamic State militants, Iraq, April 9, 2017.
Disappointed with United Nations efforts to provide humanitarian aid to Iraqi minorities, Continue reading