Monthly Archives: November 2009

In the Iraq war, Christians pushed to the brink

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Iraq’s Christians have been targeted for kidnapping and forced to flee their homes. One advocate says that in a generation, Christians could be gone from the land they’ve lived in for 2,000 years. By Alice Fordham / Contributor Arbil, Iraq – At the height of Iraq’s sectarian war, Hana Hormoz’s Baghdad…

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Season review: Sweden

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by Sujay Dutt from Stockholm Back in March, twelve of the 16 Allsvenskan coaches predicted that IF Elfsborg would lift the trophy in November. However, it was AIK Solna who showed the most consistency, taking their first league title since 1998 after a race to the wire with IFK Göteborg. The cities of Stockholm and…

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Priest’s documentary selected for international film festival

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By: Babu Thomas A Christian priest’s documentary film was selected for the 7th Queens International Film Festival to be held this week in New York. The event from Nov. 12 – 15 will feature Fr Joseph J. Palackal’s 34 min film: “Kerala the Cradle of Christianity in South Asia: The Cultural Interface of Music and…

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Djurgarden survive relegation play-off

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Eleven-time Allsvenskan champions Djurgarden avoided relegation to the Swedish second tier on Sunday by overturning a two-goal deficit against Assyriska Foren in their play-off second leg. Assyriska won the home leg 2-0 and preserved that advantage until the 52nd minute…

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Christmas Charity Sale

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Christmas Charity Sale in Aid of ICIN (Iraqi Christians In Need) Sunday 8th November 2009 Time: 9:00am – 5:00 pm The Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall, Edge Hill, Wimbledon, SW19 4LU…

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Soldiers aid multi-cultural Iraqi school

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 By Troop Scoop BASRAH — Soldiers recently visited students in a unique, multi-cultural learning environment to drop off school supplies, treats and even guitars. The students of St. Efram Elementary School, eager to make the Soldiers feel at home, performed a couple of classics in English, including “Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” and the English…

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Iraqi Christians: Long History, Precarious Future

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Documentary Sends Cry for Help to the World By Genevieve Pollock ARBIL, Iraq, NOV. 6, 2009 (Zenit.org).- A new video documentary produced by Catholics in Iraq invites people to experience the history, culture, martyrs and struggles of one of the oldest Christian communities.…

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The 2009 “Free National Coalition” Platform Assyrian National Council of Illinois (MOUTWA) ~ Elections 2009

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Preamble Given the heterogeneity of our people, the Free National Coalition is truly representative of our people as it consists of members of our community from its various regional, political, religious, and socio-ethnic backgrounds. As the forces of divisiveness are threatening our community, we stand for unity and we renew our…

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Assyriska 2-0 Djurgardens: On the cusp of greatness

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Well, to me greatness is just getting promoted. Considering we were in the 3rd tier of Swedish football in 2007, and were in an absolutely shambolic situation 2 months ago, last night’s/morning’s/yesterday’s victory was damn near perfection. Assyriska utterly dominated one of Sweden’s biggest clubs. A side which gave Juventus a decent…

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Sweden’s Social Democrat Party To Seek Genocide Recognition

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 By Asbarez Staff STOCKHOLM–After a long debate on October 29, the 2009 Social Democrat Party Congress in Stockholm defied recommendations from the Party Executive and voted to work toward the recognition of the Armenian, Assyrian and Pontiac Genocides committed by Ottoman Turkey.…

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US Dept of Defense – Soldiers Aid Unique School in Iraq

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Soldiers here visited students in a unique learning environment last month to drop off school supplies, treats and even guitars. The students of St. Efram Elementary School, eager to make the soldiers feel at home, performed a couple of classics in English, including “Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” and the English alphabet.…

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Local archaelogist leads expedition to 3,000 year old find

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By Dr. Timothy Matney, UA associate professor of archaeology, leads research team to discover ancient Assyrian Empire palace remains Akron, Ohio – Dr. Timothy Matney, University of Akron associate professor of archaeology, led an international team of archaeologists who last summer discovered the remains of a palace from the ancient Assyrian Empire.…

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