Displaced Iraqi Christians open sweet factory in Erbil

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World Watch Monitor
Erbil sweet factory
Some of the workers at Erbil’s new sweet factory. PICTURE: World Watch Monitor, 2017
In his new factory, surrounded by sesame seeds, pistachios and sugar, Rabeea dips his spatula into a large vat of honey-coloured syrup. He’s checking its consistency to see if Continue reading

TURKEY ATTACKS CHRISTIAN TOWN IN SYRIA! URGENT PLEA FOR SUPPORT Will the world be silent again?

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We have been informed by our people in Syria that today (25 April) Turkish warplanes have been attacking the area around Derik in Northern Syria. We heard that there are many casualties.
Turkey also attacked Shingal (Sinjar Mountain) in Iraq the home of the Yazidi people.
Derek is a Christian town, which is part of the Federation of Northern Syria where Continue reading

Iraqi refugee becomes Anglican priest

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By Anglican Journal staff
New Westminster Bishop Melissa Skelton introduces the Rev. Fr. Ayoob Adwar as a new priest in the Anglican Church of Canada. Photo: Wayne Chose
Fr. Ayoob Shawkat Adwar, a priest in the Chaldean Catholic Church, was received as an Anglican priest at a ceremony in Surrey, B.C. March 26. Continue reading

Our Students, Our Future, Our Hope.

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During our recent trip to Iraq on 28th , March, 2017 we had the great privilege of touring some of the various Assyrian schools in Nohadra, north of Iraq accompanied by Rabi Fareed Yacoub, Supervisor of the Syriac Language
and Chairman of the Curriculum Translation Committee. Continue reading

Christians Among Illegal Immigrants Facing Deportation

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By Felix N. Codilla III , Christian Post Contributor
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has sent its first batch of deportees to Iraq. The first charter flight to Baghdad since 2010 left the United States on Wednesday, April 19, carrying eight Iraqis illegally staying in the country. They are Continue reading

Preying Silently: The Crisis of Christian Persecution

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Tony Perkins ·
It was 5:30 a.m. when Friar Najeeb Michaeel looked out his window and saw what every Iraqi Christian feared: trucks filled with ISIS soldiers. Dozens of families were fleeing when the terrorists cut in front of them and stopped. “I gave everybody the last rites,” the Friar said. “I thought it was finished for us.” Instead, people abandoned their Continue reading

Greet and Meet the AASA BOD in the Bay Area – May 6, 2017

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Dear friends,
Hope you are all doing well. The Assyrian Aid Society of America- Santa Clara Chapter is hosting the Annual Board of Directors meeting this year!
Every year, the AASA Board members meet to discuss the ongoing efforts of all chapters dedicated to helping Assyrians in need, promoting the Assyrian culture and Continue reading

Iraqi Violinist Plays in Mosul as Troops Battle ISIS

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by Reuters
Image: Ameen Mukdad, a violinist from Mosul who lived under ISIS’s rule for two and a half years where they destroyed his musical instruments, performs in eastern Mosul
Ameen Mukdad, a violinist from Mosul, lived under ISIS’s rule for two and a half years. Muhammad Hamed / Reuters Continue reading