Monthly Archives: February 2009

Christians Fleeing Persecution in Iraq

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By: Kenneth R. Timmerman Article Font Size Beirut, Lebanon — Christians are fleeing Iraq due to religious persecution, even as some Iraqi church leaders are calling on their compatriots to return home. Church leaders fear that the Daura neighborhood of Baghdad will become devoid of…

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Chaldean intellectual: “The National Museum is the heritage of all Iraq”

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Today, the first guided tours for tourists are being conducted at the National Museum, inaugurated yesterday in the presence of Prime Minister al Maliki. The opening represents a further step toward “stabilization,” and will favor the “return of foreign tourists.” It is hoped that all traditions will be given due consideration, including that of Christianity.…

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ASSYRIAN UNIVERSAL ALLIANCE AUSTRALIA CHAPTER

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Member: Unrepresented Nations & Peoples Organization (UNPO) PRESS RELEASE On 19 February 2009, a delegation representing the Assyrian Universal Alliance – Australian Chapter and the Assyrian Australian National Federation met with The Hon. Chris Bowen MP, Assistant Treasurer, Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs at his office in the Commonwealth building in Sydney.…

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Minority languages in Turkey dying out

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Of the world’s thousands of language in danger of extinction by the end of the century, 15 of them are dying out in Turkey, a new UNESCO publication says. The UNESCO Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger lists languages whose survival is unsafe, definitely endangered, severely endangered, critically endangered — or already extinct. A…

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Transparency and Accountability

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Baghdad, Iraq At a time of financial crisis and in a new day where “Transparency and Accountability” are the new buzz words, a good place to start is Iraq where the United States has expended nearly one trillion dollars since liberating 28 million from the Terror of Saddam Hussein.…

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Prelates Unite Over Tragedy of Christians in Iraq

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By: Kenneth R. Timmerman  Beirut, Lebanon – At an unusual conclave held just outside of Beirut on Thursday, some two dozen bishops from the splintered churches of the Middle East gathered in a show of unity for the embattled Christians of Iraq.…

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Iraq: Christian leader warns against security “vacuum”

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Rome, (AKI) – A prominent Iraqi archbishop on Monday warned foreign leaders against creating “a security vacuum” when allied troops withdraw from Iraq. “In Iraq it is important not to create a security vacuum also in regard to the process of reconstruction,” said Jean Benjamin Sleiman, the Latin-rite archbishop of Baghdad.…

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Iraq’s ‘Safe Haven’ a Refuge from Torture

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By George Thomas CBN News Senior Reporter CBNNews.com – ERBIL, Northern Iraq – Security conditions in Iraq have improved greatly in recent months. But for Christians living in this war-ravaged nation, life is still very challenging.…

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Christian Lobby Welcomes Increased Aid for Refugees

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The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) has welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to double to $12.8 million Australia’s humanitarian aid to refugees fleeing wars and persecution in places such as Iraq and Afghanistan. ACL Managing Director Jim Wallace said Christians make up a disproportionately high…

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Iraq faces a new war as tensions rise in north

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Violence between Iraqi Kurds and Arabs is threatening an all out conflict that could complicate US plans to withdraw troops By Patrick Cockburn in Mosul Kurdish soldiers guard suspected insurgents in Kirkuk A new war is threatening Iraq just as the world believes the country is returning to…

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Iraqi orchestra uses music to heal nation

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By Mercedes Rodriguez 331-4370 | mrodriguez@heraldt.com Subscription access required This page on HeraldTimesOnline.com requires a subscription to access. Access can originate either from a subscription to this web site, or from a free online account provided to Herald-Times home delivery subscribers who take the paper…

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MPs from Germany to visit monastery

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ANKARA – One of the world’s oldest Christian monasteries, located near Turkey’s border with Syria, will be visited next week by a group of German lawmakers seeking to monitor progress in an ongoing land dispute. The visit demonstrates the German interest to make sure religious freedoms and…

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MPs from Germany to visit monastery

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ANKARA – One of the world’s oldest Christian monasteries, located near Turkey’s border with Syria, will be visited next week by a group of German lawmakers seeking to monitor progress in an ongoing land dispute. The visit demonstrates the German interest to make sure religious freedoms and…

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German Foreign Minister Visits Northern Iraq Amidst Criticism

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 Großansicht des Bildes mit der Bildunterschrift: Steinmeier’s visit has raised Germany’s profile in IraqGermany’s highest ranking diplomat, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, has wrapped up his two-day trip to Iraq with a visit to the Kurdish north of the country. But not all Iraqis agree with all aspects of Germany’s policy.…

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Catholics outraged over Israeli TV spoofArticle from: Agence

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CATHOLIC bishops in the Holy Land have expressed outrage over what they call “repulsive attacks” on Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary after an Israeli TV program spoofed them. “We, the members of the Assembly of the Catholic Bishops in the Holy Land deplore and condemn with utter dismay the repulsive attacks on our lord…

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