- Aug 3, 2020
Advocates for Christians in the Middle East seek an overhaul to the way humanitarian aid is distributed to persecuted Christians.
Stephen Rasche serves as Vice Chancellor at the Catholic University in Erbil and Director of the Institute for Ancient and Threatened Christianity, and has written a new book about Christians in the country.
Iraqi Christians face “extinction” unless Islam recognizes the fundamental equality of all people and takes steps to overcome violent factions that seek to force religious minorities from the country, said Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Warda of Irbil.
England’s top prelate has called for more to be done to rebuild the towns and villages of Iraq’s Nineveh plains after they were destroyed by the Islamic State group.
Several leaders of Iraq’s Christian community have appealed to U.S. President Donald Trump not to withdraw troops from the nation, saying many of their problems were caused by American military intervention, and leaving now would only make the situation worse.
Rumors have spread saying Archbishop Bashar Warda – and the Church – have been the recipient for huge amounts of U.S. government money.