After five months of fighting, the Battle for Mosul rages on. Iraqi forces are pushing further west into the city and recovering more territory once occupied by the so-called Islamic State.
Last week, advocacy group This is Christian Iraq posted a video to their Facebook page of Iraqi soldiers from the Babylonian Brigade restoring and venerating a statue of the Continue reading

Mosul’s Chaldean church turns IS religious police base

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In this June 15, 2014 file photo, an Iraqi child works on a temporary mosaic of Pope Francis’ face made from the area’s produce, including wheat, beans and lentils for a harvest feast, at the Chaldean Church of the Virgin Mary of the Harvest, in Alqosh, a village about 50 km north of Mosul. Chaldeans make up the majority of Iraq’s Continue reading

Iraq: Christians, Yazidis Seeking Semi-Autonomous Region

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LALISH, IRAQ – NOVEMBER 11: Yazidi men line up before starting a religious ritual outside the holiest temple of the Yazidi faith while attending friday rituals on November 11, 2016 in Lalish, Iraq. Lalish is the site of the tomb of Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir, the central figure of the Yazidi faith. In 2014 thousands of Yazidis fled to the villages of Continue reading

Refugees’ Conversion to Christianity Defended

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By Felix N. Codilla III , Christian Post Contributor
Muslim refugees are converting to Christianity in droves based on reports coming in from European churches. While there are concerns that some conversions were motivated by the desire to gain asylum, many former Muslims claim that true belief prompted them to follow Christ. Continue reading

UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Concludes Iraq Visit, Encouraged by Iraqi Commitment to Address Consequences of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence [EN/AR/KU]

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Baghdad/Erbil, 7 March 2017 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict (SRSG-SVC), Mrs. Zainab Hawa Bangura, has concluded a 7-day visit to Iraq, encouraged by the commitment of Iraqi authorities to address the immediate and long-term consequences of conflict-related sexual violence, giving Continue reading

Christian Presence Fading From the Middle East

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by Rodney Pelletier • ChurchMilitant.com • March 8, 2017 6 Comments
DETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) – A new joint report from multiple, nongovernmental organizations claims, “As a consequence of intolerance, persecution and conflict not only communities but entire, ancient, cultures are about to disappear from the region.” Continue reading