Part I: ISIS exploited the marginalized minority groups of Iraq

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By Hannah Lynch and Chris Johannes 5 hours ago
In summer of 2014, the ISIS group swept across northern Iraq leaving millions displaced and thousands killed, like this family in Shingal. Photo: Rudaw
This series of special reports examines the struggles and path the survivors of ISIS — particularly minority groups in the Nineveh Plains and Shingal — have taken in their Continue reading

Why The World Needs “The Promise”

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By: Slewo Oshana, Washington, D.C.
Much digital ink has been spilled over the recent release of The Promise with the recent attempts by trolls of Turkish origin to bury the film in a sea of bad reviews. Now whether the film is bad or good is ultimately up to the eye of the beholder; however, it does need Continue reading

Displaced Iraqi Christians open sweet factory in Erbil

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World Watch Monitor
Erbil sweet factory
Some of the workers at Erbil’s new sweet factory. PICTURE: World Watch Monitor, 2017
In his new factory, surrounded by sesame seeds, pistachios and sugar, Rabeea dips his spatula into a large vat of honey-coloured syrup. He’s checking its consistency to see if Continue reading

TURKEY ATTACKS CHRISTIAN TOWN IN SYRIA! URGENT PLEA FOR SUPPORT Will the world be silent again?

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We have been informed by our people in Syria that today (25 April) Turkish warplanes have been attacking the area around Derik in Northern Syria. We heard that there are many casualties.
Turkey also attacked Shingal (Sinjar Mountain) in Iraq the home of the Yazidi people.
Derek is a Christian town, which is part of the Federation of Northern Syria where Continue reading

Iraqi refugee becomes Anglican priest

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By Anglican Journal staff
New Westminster Bishop Melissa Skelton introduces the Rev. Fr. Ayoob Adwar as a new priest in the Anglican Church of Canada. Photo: Wayne Chose
Fr. Ayoob Shawkat Adwar, a priest in the Chaldean Catholic Church, was received as an Anglican priest at a ceremony in Surrey, B.C. March 26. Continue reading

Our Students, Our Future, Our Hope.

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During our recent trip to Iraq on 28th , March, 2017 we had the great privilege of touring some of the various Assyrian schools in Nohadra, north of Iraq accompanied by Rabi Fareed Yacoub, Supervisor of the Syriac Language
and Chairman of the Curriculum Translation Committee. Continue reading

Christians Among Illegal Immigrants Facing Deportation

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By Felix N. Codilla III , Christian Post Contributor
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has sent its first batch of deportees to Iraq. The first charter flight to Baghdad since 2010 left the United States on Wednesday, April 19, carrying eight Iraqis illegally staying in the country. They are Continue reading