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Exhibition on persecuted Christians in Syria

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Sister Annie Demerjian Aid to the Church in Need is holding an art exhibition in Edinburgh later this month to raise awareness of persecuted Christians in Syria. The exhibition entitled ‘Portraits Of Faith: Syria’s Christians Search For Peace’ includes the work of of Farid Georges, a…

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The Islamic State’s Long-Term Threat to the Middle East

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By Daniel Byman Omphalos: Middle East Conflict in Perspective In the post-September 11 era, the United States has suffered fewer terrorist attacks than many observers expected, even as the threat of the Islamic State looms. The relative safety of the U.S. homeland is in part due to the United States’ externalization…

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Some Chaldean detainees could receive pardons from Gov Snyder

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DETROIT (WJBK) – Dozens of metro Detroit Chaldeans were detained and ordered deported in June. Now after several appearances in federal court and stays on the deportations, the latest ruling – gives more than 100 detained Chaldeans from metro Detroit 90 days to plead their case before the immigration courts – or in some cases…

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ISIS Defeated, Christians Still Face Uncertain Future in Iraq

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Erik Rosales Although the United States and other coalition forces have driven ISIS from Iraqi cities like Mosul, the task of rebuilding remains enormous. Plus, what will become of the persecuted Christians? U.S. Army Col. Ryan Dilion with Operation Inherent Resolve said, “Over the last three…

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Iraqis numb pain of Islamic State in newly re-opened bar

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A man drinks at a bar in the town of Qaraqosh, south of Mosul, Iraq. Photo: REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani QARAQOSH, Iraq – In a town ravaged by the war against Islamic State, amid ransacked homes and shuttered shops, a flashing sign above the entrance to one business…

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What’s Next For Christians In Post-Daesh Iraq?

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What’s Next For Christians In Post-Daesh Iraq? Minority groups would be the biggest losers if a new civil war breaks out. Carl Hétu Canadian National Director of CNEWA The reign of the Islamic State (Daesh) has come to an end in Iraq and it is losing…

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Statement on Nineveh Plain

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The Patriarchate Media It is unfortunate that the attempt to put a hand on the towns of the Nineveh Plain, through public or concealed struggles is imposing a negative influence on the native people of this land. This sort of “Control / Invasion” is taking away the indigenous…

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Faith Keepers Documentary; Iraqi Christians in Distress

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We are proud to report that the seeds of the making of the following faith keepers documentary in the US started with the ICAE Insitiute consulting and interview three years ago were we also helped in identifying the many individuals impacted by ISIS and the local community institutions working with them for interviews.…

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Iraq’s Catholic Patriarch Visits Damaged Churches In Mosul

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Patriarch Louis Sako, the head of Iraq’s Chaldean Catholic Church, visited Mosul on July 20, touring churches left badly damaged during the city’s occupation by Islamic State militants. Iraqi forces declared victory over the extremist group in Mosul earlier this month. Sako has called for Christians to return to Mosul, but he warned that the…

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Mosul’s Christians face dilemma after Islamic State

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By Afp Mosul’s Christian community faced brutal rule under the Islamic State group The jihadists may have been ousted from their Iraqi hometown of Mosul but many Christians like Haitham Behnam refuse to go back and trade in the stability of their new lives.…

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