Iraqi prelate promotes ‘spirituality of exile and return’

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CWN Editor’s Note: Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako has suggested that Iraqi Christians look to the Old Testament for support of a “theology of departure and return,” as they seek to rebuild communities in the Nineveh Valley that were overrun by the Islamic State. The Patriarch said that Christians who are now returning, Continue reading

International conference explores Syriac Christianity

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Professor Sebastian Brock speaks about St. Ephrem the Syrian’s contribution to Syriac Christianity.
A two-day conference entitled “Syriac Christianity at the Crossroads of Cultures” gathered researchers from all over the world at the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome last week. Continue reading

The Trump admin sent him ‘home’ to a land where slavery lives on

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Mauritanians in the U.S. fear they’ll share the fate of Issa Sao, who was sent back to a country where thousands of blacks are still enslaved.
Image: Mauritanian anti-slavery protesters
Mauritanian anti-slavery protesters march to demand the liberation of imprisoned abolitionist leader Biram Ould Abeid in Nouakchott on May 26, 2012.Joe Penney / Reuters file Continue reading

2 Adrian Dominicans to go to Iraq this month

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By Daily Telegram staff
ADRIAN — Two Adrian Dominican sisters are part of a three-member delegation going to visit a related congregation in Iraq.
Sisters Rose Ann Schlitt and Nancy Jurecki will visit the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena in Iraq Nov. 14-25, according to a news release. Also in the Continue reading

Mosul and The True Face of Islam

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Those pesky verses of abrogation that just won’t go away.
Kenneth R. Timmerman
I have lived and worked in the Muslim Middle East for the past thirty-five years, and have many dear friends who are Muslims. Most recently, I prayed with a 38-year old Continue reading