Open Doors Restoring Homes Destroyed by War in Iraq

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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

Manchester University Will Hold Iran Art, Architecture Conference

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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

Assyrian new book

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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

Syrian school integrates two cultures

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ALLISON LAWLOR
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

Role of Syriac culture in religious history focus of exhibit

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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