Historic Syriac monastery needs attention

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MARD?N – Do?an News Agency
[Historic Syriac monastery needs attention ]
A 1,300-year-old historic rock monastery near the Bar??tepe village in the southeastern province of Mardin’s Midyat district is waiting to be discovered.
Also known as the Mor Barsavmo Monastery, where Syriac priests are estranged, some Continue reading

Iraq’s minorities fear for their future

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By Yolande Knell BBC News, Northern Iraq
Sheikh Mirza, many of whose Yazidi community have been killed or enslaved
A slight octogenarian dressed in loose white garments, Sheikh Mirza looks an unlikely warrior against the fighters of so-called Islamic State (IS). Continue reading

US government will appeal order blocking Iraqi deportations

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By 6 News Web Staff
Friends and family view a bus outside the U.S. Detention and Deportation Center in Detroit, Sunday, June 11, 2017. A mass immigration and deportation sweep and arrest of dozens of Chaldeans in southeastern Michigan by U.S. immigration officials prompted the protest outside the detention center. Family members of the Catholics Continue reading

Kirkuk shaping up as flashpoint

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Reuters/Kirkuk, Iraq
Visitors to Kirkuk in northern Iraq are greeted by an imposing statue of a Kurdish Peshmerga fighter with a gun slung over his shoulder, a reminder of tensions building in the hotly-contested city ahead of a referendum on Kurdish independence.
Erected in July, the statue has come to symbolise how the Kurds want to cement their Continue reading

KURDS

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Yousif Shameka (Shabilla )
Toronto, Canada.
INTRODUCTION
This article deals with the Etymology of the word Gurdu and its other forms such as Qurdu ?????, Kurdu, and the various derivatives of Gur such as Khur, ?ur, Hur and Ghur. Continue reading

Iraqi Christians to Trump: Don’t forget us

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by Washington Examiner Staff Iraqi Christians to Trump: Don’t forget us
Michigan’s Middle East Christians helped propel Donald Trump to the presidency. They could help make him a one-term president if he lets them down.
By Daniel Allott
MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. — If you are looking for early clues about whether President Continue reading

Christians in Turkish city of Diyarbikir facing mass persecution

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Turkey — it sometimes slips out of view since it doesn’t make the Secretary of State’s “Countries of Particular Concern” list for human rights violations.
But in the city of Diyarbikir for one, “entire neighborhoods” have disappeared. The Surp Giragos Church has been converted to an army base, the sanctuary desecrated with urine and garbage, the pews burned as firewood. Continue reading

The Christian Heritage Centre and St Theodore

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By: David Alton
St Theodore, whose feast day is celebrated on September 19th , holds a special place in the hearts of Orthodox, Catholics and Anglicans. Born in Syria, he lived between 602 AD and 690 AD and was Archbishop of Canterbury from 668 AD until his death. Continue reading

“Our job is to stand by the sick”

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By Murcadha O Flaherty
SISTERS caring for Syria’s sick and wounded throughout five years of heavy bombardment have received essential medical equipment from a leading Catholic charity.
Aid to the Church in Need has provided the Sisters of St Joseph of the Apparition who Continue reading