Iraq’s Christian refugees face double discrimination

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By NZ Catholic Staff – by PAT McCARTHY Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians, who once made up one of the largest Christian communities in the Middle East, are facing double discrimination as displaced persons in their own country or as refugees abroad, according to agencies working in the field.…

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Easter comes early for refugees with special needs

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Gina Kaufman , Detroit Free PressPhotos: Easter comes early for refugees with special needs Rita Faraj of Sterling Heights, center, dances with the Easter Bunny during the “Breaking Barriers Spring Event” on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at St. Joseph Chaldean Catholic Church in Troy. Rachel Woolf, Special to the Free Press…

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What will the US do next for ISIS genocide survivors?

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Washington D.C., Mar 16, 2017 / 04:47 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- One year after the U.S. declared that ISIS was committing genocide in Iraq and Syria, advocates for religious and ethnic minorities are asking the Trump administration what the U.S. will do next to protect the vulnerable.…

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Iraqi minorities move forward with autonomy plan

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A Yazidi man carries his child at the Sharaf al-Deen temple in Shingal, Ninevah province, Iraq, Aug. 14, 2016. (photo by REUTERS/Ari Jalal) BAGHDAD — On March 5, three bodies representing Iraqi minorities issued a joint statement calling for a semi-autonomous region in the country’s north. The idea was…

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Obama mosque deal challenged by Christian refugees

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Michael F. Haverluck (OneNewsNow.com) mosqueFormer President Barack Obama’s push to force a mega-mosque on a community of Christian refugees who fled Islamic persecution in Iraq – who now reside in a Michigan town – is being met by stiff opposition by those who moved to American to escape the threat of Islam.…

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Sterling Heights Residents Sue City Over Mosque Settlement

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Lawsuit claims settlement with the Justice Department and American Islamic Community Center favored Muslims. By Beth Dalbey (Patch Staff) – Seven Sterling Heights residents are suing the city over a recent settlement with the Justice Department that allows the American Islamic Community Center to begin…

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