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Open Doors Restoring Homes Destroyed by War in Iraq

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QARAQOSH, Iraq – If home is where the heart is, what happens when you are forced to leave your home, then return to find it destroyed? That is what has happened to Christians under siege in Iraq returning to their homes in Qaraqosh on the Plains of Nineveh in the aftermath of the conflict with…

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Manchester University Will Hold Iran Art, Architecture Conference

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The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at the University of Manchester in England has invited researchers in Iranian studies to submit papers for a two-day conference on ‘Modern Iranian Art and Architecture in the Shadow of the Classical Persian Past.’ Sponsored by the British Institute of Persian Studies, the conference is slated for May…

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Charity gives aid to repair 2,000 homes for Christians in Iraq

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By John Newton and Murcadha O Flaherty CHRISTIANS forced out of their ancestral lands in northern Iraq are rejoicing after a leading Catholic charity announced an urgent injection of aid to rebuild an extra 2,000 homes. The US$5 million (£3.6 million) package from Aid to the Church in Need will support…

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Assyrian new book

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Dear fellow Assyrians, greetings: I am pleased to present to you my book titled “Assyrian Historical Names for Male and female” to be part of your library at home, institution and Church. Please read the “Foreword and the Introduction of the book”. It is our duties to promote and preserve our…

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UN officials, Church leaders decry escalating situation in Syria

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As Syria’s war soon enters its eighth year, many decry the recent dangerous escalation in the conflict, whether in the country’s north, between Turkey and the Kurds, or in the south, between Iran and Israel. Speaking from the sprawling Zaatari Refugee Camp housing 80,000 Syrians near…

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Syrian school integrates two cultures

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ALLISON LAWLOR Loai Al Rifai started a school for Syrian refugees in Halifax after he realized his children and the other Syrian children he met would lose their first language. (CONTRIBUTED) On a dull, grey winter morning, inside a nondescript apartment building, something magical is taking place. Dressed in a long dark dress and a…

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Role of Syriac culture in religious history focus of exhibit

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by Ann Marie Deer Owens The St. Thomas Cross is a symbol of the shared heritage among the many Syriac denominations in India. (Vanderbilt University) The rich Syriac culture, which has faced continued threats of extinction due to ongoing strife in countries such as Syria and Iraq, is featured in an exhibit at Vanderbilt’s Cohen…

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Roman Colosseum to Be Lit Blood Red for Persecuted Christians

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by Thomas D. Williams, The Roman Colosseum along with two churches in Mosul and Aleppo will be lit up by red lights later this month to draw attention to the global persecution of Christians. “Christians are the victims of at least 75 percent of all religiously-motivated violence and…

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