- John L. Allen Jr.
- Jun 19, 2018
In the Middle East, the future of Christianity has faces and names in the youth whose decisions will drive it.
On the Nineveh Plains, rebuilding homes destroyed by ISIS, however heroic, won’t guarantee the Christian future — that will take security and jobs.
An Iraqi village is an advance warning about what life may be like here and across the region if tides of anti-Christian hostility don’t recede.
In the Archdiocese of Erbil, Archbishop Bashar Warda is wielding real business moxie in service to the survival of his people.
In Alqosh on the Nineveh Plains, Catholic priests do a little bit of everything to keep their communities afloat — including, in the case of Father Araam Rameel Hanna, founding a mental health center for trauma victims.
If you’re a Christian on the Nineveh Plains whose village is back in business post-ISIS, you can chose to go home or move on. If your village is still cut off and Christian-free, that choice is already made.