“Without an end to this persecution and violence, there is no future for religious pluralism in Iraq or anywhere else in the Middle East for that matter,” said Iraqi Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil in a speech at Georgetown University on Feb. 15.
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Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Bashar Warda of Irbil, Iraq, talks about religious pluralism at Georgetown University in Washington Feb. 15. CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn
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WASHINGTON – If Christians in the Middle East are going to be “honest” with their Continue reading
QARAQOSH, Iraq – If home is where the heart is, what happens when you are forced to leave your home, then return to find it destroyed?
That is what has happened to Christians under siege in Iraq returning to their homes in Qaraqosh on the Plains of Nineveh in the aftermath of the conflict with ISIS militants. Continue reading
The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at the University of Manchester in England has invited researchers in Iranian studies to submit papers for a two-day conference on ‘Modern Iranian Art and Architecture in the Shadow of the Classical Persian Past.’
Sponsored by the British Institute of Persian Studies, the conference is slated for May Continue reading
Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need will shell out 3.6 million British pounds to help 2,000 Christian refugees returning to Iraq’s Nineveh Plains rebuild their homes after the Islamic State was defeated in the region.
(REUTERS / Muhammad Hamed)Workers remove rubble during the rebuilding of a Continue reading
By John Newton and Murcadha O Flaherty
CHRISTIANS forced out of their ancestral lands in northern Iraq are rejoicing after a leading Catholic charity announced an urgent injection of aid to rebuild an extra 2,000 homes.
The US$5 million (£3.6 million) package from Aid to the Church in Need will support Continue reading
Pope Francis greets pilgrims during the General Audience on Feb. 26, 2014. Credit: Giulio Napolitano/CNA.
By Hannah Brockhaus
Vatican City, Feb 16, 2018 / 07:38 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Friday Pope Francis Continue reading
Above, Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch Ignatius Aphrem II celebrates Holy Qurobo Mass over the ruins of the (Syriac Orthodox) Virgin Mary Church in Deir ez-Zour, Syria. Below, Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem walks through the streets of the ravaged city. (Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate) Continue reading
Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Bashar Warda of Irbil, Iraq, talks about religious pluralism at Georgetown University in Washington Feb. 15. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
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From Florida to post-ISIS Iraq, incidents of mass violence have pushed humanitarian groups to offer care for trauma and ways for communities to rebond.
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February 16, 2018 —Charitable giving in the United States went up 4 percent last year, Continue reading
Dear fellow Assyrians, greetings:
I am pleased to present to you my book titled “Assyrian Historical Names for Male and female” to be part of your library at home, institution and Church. Please read the “Foreword and the Introduction of the book”. It is our duties to promote and preserve our Continue reading
As Syria’s war soon enters its eighth year, many decry the recent dangerous escalation in the conflict, whether in the country’s north, between Turkey and the Kurds, or in the south, between Iran and Israel.
Speaking from the sprawling Zaatari Refugee Camp housing 80,000 Syrians near Continue reading
There is also need for more representation of Eastern Catholics at the Curia
Patriarch Louis-Raphael Sako during a Mass in Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan on Oct. 25, 2016. (Photo by Safin Hamed/AFP) Continue reading
FEATURING curved floor-to-ceiling windows, a dual staircase and a whole lot of marble, this house in southwest Sydney is for sale — and it is attracting buyers from all over the country.
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The scene of a May 2015 attack on Christians in Aleppo. (Credit: Melkite Archdiocese of Aleppo.)
ROME – Pope Francis said his regular morning Mass on Tuesday for the “persecuted Christians of the Middle East,” celebrating the liturgy alongside Patriarch Youssef Absi Continue reading
ACN, Aid to the Church in Need, Iraq, Erbil
Christian family returning to Nineveh
By: John Newton and Murcadha O Flaherty
Christians forced out of their ancestral lands in northern Iraq are rejoicing after Aid to Continue reading
Loai Al Rifai started a school for Syrian refugees in Halifax after he realized his children and the other Syrian children he met would lose their first language. (CONTRIBUTED)
On a dull, grey winter morning, inside a nondescript apartment building, something magical is taking place. Dressed in a long dark dress and a black hijab, teacher Enas Continue reading
by Ann Marie Deer Owens
The St. Thomas Cross is a symbol of the shared heritage among the many Syriac denominations in India. (Vanderbilt University)
The rich Syriac culture, which has faced continued threats of extinction due to ongoing strife in countries such as Syria and Iraq, is featured in an exhibit at Vanderbilt’s Cohen Memorial Hall. Continue reading
by Thomas D. Williams, The Roman Colosseum along with two churches in Mosul and Aleppo will be lit up by red lights later this month to draw attention to the global persecution of Christians.
“Christians are the victims of at least 75 percent of all religiously-motivated violence and Continue reading
“Whoever discards this image from the presence of Salmanu puts it into another place, whether he throws it into water or covers it with earth or brings and places it into a taboo house where it is inaccessible, may the god Salmanu, the great lord, overthrow his sovereignty; may his name and his seed disappear in the land; may he live in a Continue reading