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  • Iraqi nun: We pray for ISIS militants, it helps us forgive

    Iraqi nun: We pray for ISIS militants, it helps us forgive

    • Oct 3, 2017

    During the ISIS occupation of the Nineveh Plains, some 100 places of worship were destroyed, mostly Christian churches. Now, thanks to the support of the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need, about 1,000 Christian families have returned to their homes. Among those seeking to go home are a group of nuns forced to flee the area they had called home for over a century.

  • In Middle East, waiting for ‘right time’ to help Christians a fool’s errand

    In Middle East, waiting for ‘right time’ to help Christians a fool’s errand

    • Oct 1, 2017

    A recent independence vote in Kurdistan has created the threat of new conflict in northern Iraq, and raised questions about whether this is the right time to be trying to rebuild the Christian presence in the Nineveh Plains. Ask Middle East Christians that question, however, and they’ll reply, ‘When exactly would the right time be?’

  • Kurdish vote won’t slow push to help Nineveh Christians, organizers say

    Kurdish vote won’t slow push to help Nineveh Christians, organizers say

    • Sep 30, 2017

    Despite a Sept. 25th independence referendum in which 93 percent of Kurds voted to break with Iraq, leading to border closings, threats of economic reprisals, and fears of military conflict, organizers of a push to rebuild Christian villages and towns in the Nineveh Plains, which straddle Iraqi and Kurdish territory, say that for now, they’re moving full steam ahead.

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