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  • 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.

  • How ISIS genocide victims still face discrimination in Kurdistan

    How ISIS genocide victims still face discrimination in Kurdistan

    • Jun 6, 2017

    After a new report showed that religious minorities in Northern Iraq fled the ISIS onslaught in 2014 into Kurdistan, including 70,000 Christians who took refuge in Erbil, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom urged the government “to take steps to ensure that these communities realize their rights.”