U.N. Panel: Violence based on religious grounds must end.

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Isabelle Senechal | Ryan Di Corpo A family member of victims cries while praying during the reopening ceremony of St. Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo, Sri Lanka, June 12, 2019, months after it was closed because of an Easter bombing. (CNS photo/Dinuka Liyanawatte, Reuters)…

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Despite $380M in US aid for religious minorities persecuted by ISIS, 1 million from Nineveh Plains remain displaced

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by Jeffrey Cimmino | September 26, 2019 07:18 PM Print this article 00:30 00:55 Sign up for News from Washington Examiner Two years after Vice President Mike Pence promised help to Iraq’s displaced religious minorities, a U.S. official said American aid has yielded mixed results, with many displaced individuals still unable to return to their…

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Trump Condemns Religious Persecution Amid Refugee Squeeze

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In this Sept. 23, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump, center, speaks alongside Vice President Mike Pence, right, and U.N. Secretary General António Guterres, left, at a United Nations event on Religious Freedom at U.N. Headquarters in New York on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly.…

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From Extinguished to Distinguished

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by Rev. William Alberts Facebook Twitter Reddit Email Statue of John Wesley – Photograph Source: Ebyabe – CC BY-SA 3.0 In 1973, at age 46, my character was assassinated and I was forcibly…

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A plea to French NGOs: Help Iraq back to life

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A retired teacher works with children in the streets of Kirkuk in April 2019. (Photo by Ako Rasheed/Reuters) The Middle Eastern nation is in deadlock, despite Islamic State being driven out two years ago Anne-Bénédicte Hoffner France…

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Iconography Institute teaches students a new way to pray

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Fr. Jon Buffington, a Chaldean Catholic priest and master iconographer, teaches a student at the Trinity Iconography Institute’s summer intensive class. The priest provides students not only with practical skills needed to write icons but also the theology behind it. “You’re not…

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A plea to French NGOs: Help Iraq back to life

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The Middle Eastern nation is in deadlock, despite Islamic State being driven out two years ago Anne-Bénédicte Hoffner France A retired teacher works with children in the streets of Kirkuk in April 2019. (Photo by Ako Rasheed/Reuters)…

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Iraq needs further security support from Germany

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Religious minorities still don’t feel safe After his recent visit to Iraq, Konstantin Mascher, vice chairman of ojcos-foundation, reports: “The citizens of Iraq urgently ask for continued German efforts concerning safety. Numerous authorities from churches, civil and political institutions expressed their concern about the security situation in the country.”…

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Is Washington Creating a Peshmerga Problem?

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The Peshmerga are poised to play a more critical role in U.S.-Middle East affairs. But Washington has been neglecting its key ally in favor of countries that have more clout on the world stage. by Seth J. Frantzman…

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