Monthly Archives: September 2016

Genocide of Christians by ISIS a reality we can’t ignore

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Father Matthew Schneider In this Monday, Aug. 8, 2016 photo, Christian women gather at an Assyrian church in Irbil, Iraq, to mourn the death of a member of their community who died in Europe. As operations to retake the militant-held city of Mosul ramp up, Iraqi Christians displaced from the area by the Islamic State…

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Iraqi Yazidi Woman Enslaved By IS To Become UN Goodwill Ambassador

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Nadia Murad Basee, an Iraqi Yazidi woman who was raped and enslaved by the Islamic State, was appointed a UN goodwill ambassador. The United Nations on September 16 appointed a new goodwill ambassador: a Yazidi woman who was raped, tortured and sold into sexual slavery by the Islamic State group in Iraq.…

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ANALYSIS: The Pros And Cons Of A Christian State In The Middle East

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“Christians need a state of their own …” by Yochanan Visser Earlier this week, Western Journalism published an article about a plan by American Christian Organizations to establish a protected Christian homeland or even an independent state for persecuted Middle Eastern Christians in the Nineveh plains in Iraq (near Mosul).…

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Don’t forget Iraqi Christians, says priest

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By Rowena Orejana – As he prepared to leave New Zealand, Chaldean Catholic parish priest Fr Fawzi Hanna has asked all Catholics to continue asking the New Zealand Government to grant special preference for Iraqi Christians seeking refuge here. After 13 years serving the Chaldean Catholic community in New Zealand, Fr Hanna left his parish…

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Congressman calls for safe haven for Iraqi Christians

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A Nebraska congressman has introduced a resolution calling for a semi-autonomous Nineveh Plain province that would serve as a safe haven for Iraqi Christians. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry’s resolution would express “the sense of Congress that the United States and the international community should support the Republic of Iraq and its people to recognize a province…

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Iraqi security chief blames Gulf states for cultivating rise of IS

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Faleh al-Fayyad warned that the Iraqi government knew the ‘real perpetrators’ responsible for funding and training the Islamic State group Fayyad said Gulf countries were stoking sectarianism to cover up their on failures (Reuters) Alex MacDonald’s picture Iraq’s national security chief has blamed neighbouring countries for cultivating the rise…

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hristians, Let’s Be Honest. Our Excuses For Skipping Church Are Lame.

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Matt Walsh Matt Walsh is a blogger, writer, speaker, and professional truth sayer. I recently read a report showing that less than 20 percent of the people in this country attend church on a regular basis. Not a shocking revelation, obviously. It’s said that America is a “Christian nation,” but the empty pews have long…

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Appeal to Iraqi Government: Include Arameans also in Constitution & ID Cards!

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Letters by WCA & Syriac Orthodox and Syriac Catholic Bishops of Iraq to Government Officials Iraq’s Arameans express deep concern about the lack of constitutional recognition as a distinct ethno-religious people and their uncertain future in their homeland in the Nineveh Plain which soon may be retaken from ISIS. Unlike other populations in Iraq…

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Christians in Iraq ‘desperate’ for help, report Archbishops

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Aid to the Church in Need The ACN delegation at the aid distribution centre in Erbil: (l-r) Neville Kyrke-Smith, ACN National Director; Canon Pat Browne, Catholic Duty Chaplain to Parliament; Jim Shannon, MP; Archbishop Bashar Warda; Mark Menzies, MP; Chris Green, MP; Fr Dominic Robinson, ACN National Ecclesiastical Assistant; Dr Caroline Hull, ACN NW Manager.…

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Iraq: MPs witness suffering of Iraqi refugee families

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John Newton l-r: Neville Kyrke-Smith National Director, ACN UK; Canon Pat Browne, Catholic Duty Chaplain to Parliament, Jim Shannon, MP; Archbishop Bashar Warda; Mark Menzies, MP; Chris Green, MP; Fr Dominic Robinson SJ, National Ecclesiastical Assistant, ACN UK, Dr Caroline Hull, NW Manager, ACN UK…

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Activists Launch Campaign for Law on Iraqi Minority Rights

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Asharq Al-Awsat Iraqi autonomous Kurdish region’s peshmerga forces and fighters from Yazidi minority holding Kurdish flag while entering the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar on November 13, 2015 (AFP Photo/SafinHamed) Baghdad – Activists and legal experts are launching a campaign to adopt a law that…

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MPs witness suffering of Iraq’s refugee families

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By John Newton THREE MPs joined a Catholic charity’s project trip to see the situation of refugees in Erbil, northern Iraq, who are being cared for by the Church. The visit, organised by Aid to the Church in Need, not only included visits to camps for displaced families and meetings with high-ranking prelates and government…

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