Monthly Archives: August 2014

SNC Head: IS more of a threat to Muslims than Christians

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Syrians and Iraqis are trapped between dictatorship and terrorism, with no third moderate option to ensure freedom. The international community stands in confusion: It was able to stop the Islamic State’s (IS) expansion in Iraq, but the group was determined to stay in Syria and took control of the regime’s remaining strongholds in…

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ASSYRIANS OF TURKEY TO OPEN THEIR OWN SCHOOL

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Erhan Öztürk Assyrians of Turkey to open their own school ISTANBUL — Turkey’s Assyrian community regain right to start a school, 86 years after their sole school was closed. A nursery school located in Istanbul’s Ye?ilköy district will be opened after an approval of its curriculum. Encouraged by the Turkish government’s…

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Assyrian Delegation Meet with Australian Foreign Minister.

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On 27th of August, 2014, Mr. Andrew Rohan, Member of the New South Wales Parliament for Smithfield, Councillors Zaya Toma and Charbel Saliba and The Assyrian Council of Australia – NSW representatives met with Minister for Foreign Affairs MP, The Hon Julie Bishop.…

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Papal envoy: we must see humanity of each Iraqi refugee

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By Andrea Gagliarducci Vatican City, Aug 27, 2014 / 04:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The international community must view suffering Iraqi refugees not as a collective group, but as individual persons, each with his or her own story and needs, the Pope’s envoy to the country encouraged. “We should set our sight on every child, every…

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Tired of Being Victims, Iraqi Christians Arm Themselves to Fight ISIS; ‘Talking About Jesus and Peace Is Not Enough,’ They Say

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By Leonardo Blair , CP Reporter Iraq, ISIS (Photo: Reuters) Volunteers have joined the Iraqi army to fight against the Sunni militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Tired of being slaughtered like sheep and chased from a place they have called home for two millennia, some Christian groups in northern Iraq…

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Hezbollah delegation visits Chaldean Patriarch

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A delegation of Hezbollah politburo on Thursday visited the Chaldean Patriarch Louis Rouphael Sako I, “to voice full solidarity with the Christians of Iraq and rejection of all forms of displacement and practices that do not comply with the values and instructions of Islam.” “We must all stand against this takfiri climate that seeks to…

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More than $500,000 raised for Iraqi Christians

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By Susan Shroder A fundraiser was held at St. Peter Chaldean Catholic Cathedral in El Cajon EL CAJON — An event Wednesday night at St. Peter Chaldean Catholic Cathedral in El Cajon raised more than $500,000 for the Iraqi Christian Relief Fund.…

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