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. Continue reading
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 Continue reading
Forced to flee their homes, Iraqi Christians refuse to return to their hometown, prefer stability in Kurdish capital of Arbil
By Tony Gamal-Gabriel
Haitham Behnam, a 34-year-old Iraqi Christian man who fled the violence in Mosul after Islamic State (IS) group militants seized control of the northern Iraqi city, stands at his Continue reading
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. Continue reading
By Samuel Smith , CP Reporter
(Photo: REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis)A Syrian refugee embraces his son after their overcrowded raft landed at a rocky beach in the Greek island of Lesbos, November 19, 2015. Balkan countries have begun filtering the flow of migrants to Europe, granting Continue reading
By Bridget Johnson
A fighter of the Syriac Military Council burns an ISIS flag on the front line on the western side of Raqqa, Syria, on July 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Christian forces fighting to oust ISIS from its declared capital of Raqqa said today that Continue reading
Girl in a refugee camp.
If the Iraqi government isn’t careful, the fall of ISIS in mosul may simply herald a transition to the next phase of conflict.
Daniel L. Davis
I am currently in Iraq exploring the region in and around Mosul, assessing the current Continue reading
BySeth J. Frantzman
Assyrian Christians from North America on trip to Israel discuss BDS, rebuilding after ISIS and shared history.
PARTICIPANTS in the Assyrian youth trip to Israel organized by the Philos Leadership Institute hold an Assyrian flag.. (photo credit:Courtesy) Continue reading
DETROIT (CNN) –
A Michigan school board member is accused of making comments that increase the racial divide.
Detroit School Board Member Lamar Lemmons is selected to represent children of all races in the school district, so when he made a post on Facebook saying Korean and Continue reading
ABOVE: His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, Syriac-Orthodox Church and His Beatitude Mar Ignatius Youssef III Younan, Patriarch of Antioch, Syriac-Catholic Church. BELOW: (1) The Holy Mass in Qaraqosh. (2) MEP Adaktusson and H.E. Ambassador Dr. Jawad Al-Hindawi, Head of the Iraq Continue reading
By Murcadha O Flaherty
AFTER six years of devastating civil war in Syria, a leading Catholic charity has announced 32 projects to support thousands of suffering Christian families.
Aid to the Church in Need is backing projects in towns and cities across the country including food packages, shelter, basic help for war widows and other forms of vital Continue reading
Brussels, July 4th, 2017
Dear representative of the Chaldean/Syriac/Assyrian people,
Your dedication to the process of finding consensus at the conference in Brussels is a testament to your dedication to your people. It is a testament to your dedication to a most fundamental pillar of democracy – the willingness to carry on when things get Continue reading
The head of the Chaldean Catholic Church called upon Christians who fled the advance of ISIS to return home before others confiscate their land.
“Stop the internecine fights that cause division and, instead of wasting time waiting, take back possession of our land before others do,” Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako said in Continue reading
Kim Kozlowski, The Detroit News
A judge on Thursday ordered federal immigration officials to provide the names, Continue reading
Following the recapture of Mosul by Iraqi forces on Sunday, July 9, Chaldean Patriarch Sako has urged the Christians of Mosul “to return as soon as possible” in a message sent to “La Croix”.
Press conference with Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphaël SAKO, former bishop of Continue reading
The city of Mosul in Iraq has already been liberated from the clutches of the Islamic State, but a Christian charity has warned that this victory does not provide enough guarantees for the future of Iraqi Christians in their hometown.
(REUTERS / Stringer)Iraqi people celebrate the liberation of the embattled city of Mosul. Continue reading
Sheikh Ali Babir’s call for the protection of Christians and the followers of other religions
The Muslims’ understanding of Islam concerning the attitude towards non-Muslims (be them Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Sabians or Yezidis and all those who live with Muslims in the Muslim majority countries), is expressed in the legal principle adopted by Continue reading
After the Iraqi army regained control of the city of Mosul, “La Croix” spoke to Faraj Benoît Camurat, president of the Brotherhood with Iraq organization.
A woman walks past a cross at the entrance to Bakhida, south of Mosul on April 13, 2017. / Marko Djurica / Reuters Continue reading
MARDIN, TURKEY – DECEMBER 22: A priest is seen inside of Assyrian Protestant Church located in Mardin province of Turkey on December 22, 2016. Mardin hosts people from different religions and cultures for centuries with historical structures and background. (Photo by Sebnem Coskun/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) Continue reading
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh
An undated photograph by Jim Lommasson of musical instruments on display as p…
Above: An undated photograph by Jim Lommasson of musical instruments on display as part of the “What We Carried” exhibit at the New Americans Museum of San Diego. Continue reading