Forgotten Crisis – Iraq: Stories of Reconstruction

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ACT Alliance helps Iraqis restart their lives Mosul, Iraq – Most days in Mosul, Younis Ghanim wears a yellow vest and rubber boots, grabs a shovel and sets off to pick up garbage. It’s a small task in the massive reconstruction effort of this northern Iraqi city that for three years formed the capital of…

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New Christian Church to be built in Turkey

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By Mario Schiavone | The Mayor of Bakirkoy and the Metropolitan Bishop of the Syro-Orthodox Church announcing the agreement for the building of the new church The 25 thousand Syriac Christians currently living in the suburbs of Istanbul in Turkey,…

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First Orthodox church to be built in Turkey since 1923

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Municipal authorities in Istanbul have given the go-ahead for the construction of the first Orthodox church in the city since 1923, Turkish newspaper Hurriyet reported on Wednesday. The mayor of the city’s Bakirkoy district, Bulent Kerimoglu, told reporters that licenses…

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Chaldean priest: a New Year of rebirth for Mosul

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Fr. Paul describes Christmas celebrations in the former stronghold of the Islamic State. Liturgies on the Nineveh plain “crowded and vibrant”. A new Archbishop in Mosul to rebuild the community, on a pastoral and social level. Christians and Muslims against obscurantism, ask for “dialogue and modernity”.…

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What does 2019 hold for Iraq? All bets are off

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As the country recovers from the IS invasion and grapples with domestic unrest, another year of instability and uncertainty looms Tanya Goudsouzian’s picture Looking ahead at what 2019 will bring in Iraq is like walking through a hall of mirrors.…

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