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Christians in Iraq

Remember #WeAreN? Here Are 3 Ways Activists Are Still Fighting To Save Iraq's Religious Minorities

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 05.19.2015 | Religion

When militants from the Islamic State group seized the Iraqi city of Mosul last June, they reportedly painted the Arabic letter “nun” (for Nazaren...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Kurds Become A 2016 Campaign Issue For Rand Paul | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is showing signs of trying to burnish his foreign policy credentials ahead of a likely run for president in 2016,...

Mideast Christians Urge Arabs Lead Fight Against Islamic State

Reuters | Robert Evans | Posted 09.18.2014 | Religion

GENEVA, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Middle East Christian leaders called on Muslim governments and religious authorities on Tuesday to condemn Islamic State f...

How One Christian Group Is Supporting Brethren In Iraq

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 09.11.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Watching ancient Christian communities stand nearly defenseless as Islamic militants roll across swaths of the Middle East, coalitions of Christ...

We Will Not Be Silent On The Present Violence In Iraq

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew | Posted 08.14.2014 | Religion
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

What we are witnessing before our eyes in Iraq is the uprooting not simply of a religious minority but of an entire civilization.

Hell's Problems: Genocide and 'Humanitarian Intervention'

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 10.10.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

There seems little doubt that the self-styled radical Islamist group, Islamic State, is committing genocide in Iraq, certainly against the Yazidis, and has targeted Christians to "convert or die" as well.

What Can Christians Do About Iraq?

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 10.08.2014 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

I asked Jeremy Courtney for his opinion on what Christians might be able to do to help Christians on the ground in Iraq, and his answer surprised me and might surprise Christians and non-Christians alike.

From Spain to Syria: A Modern Inquisition

Sam Maron | Posted 09.29.2014 | Religion
Sam Maron

ISIS is now forcing the approximately 3,000 Christians remaining in Mosul, a major city with thousands of years of Christian history, to choose between essentially the same options given to Jews in 1492: live under intolerable, impoverishing dhimmi status; convert to Islam; leave; or die.

#WeAreN Hashtag Stands In Solidarity With Iraqi Christians Under Attack

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.22.2014 | Religion

Christians have come under attack in Iraq where Islamic State militants recently launched a violent takeover. In one statement insurgents declared tha...

A Tale of Two Dolmas: Iraqi Refugees in the US

Jennifer Norris | Posted 10.15.2013 | World
Jennifer Norris

I hope when we talk about Iraq and the billions of dollars spent on the war, the American lives sacrificed, or how the war has damaged our reputation, I hope that we will also discuss how many millions of Iraqi lives have forever been changed by the war.

Pope Condemns 'Vile' Killing Outside Egyptian Church

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI denounced the "vile and murderous" New Year's Day killing of 21 Egypti...

U.S. Deserves Its Share of Blame for Fate of Arab Christians

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Stephen Zunes

Whenever you read the sanctimonious articles regarding the plight of Arab Christians, rather than simply bemoan the intolerance of Islamic extremists, let's remember the role of Washington in supporting repressive regimes.

Cardinal Says U.S. Morally Obliged To Protect Iraqis

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) The nation's leading Catholic bishop said the U.S. has failed to help Iraqis develop the me...

Grief Mars Celebrations For Iraqi Christians

Times Online | Deborah Haynes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sorrow haunts the face of the Iraqi mother as she leads her two small sons into a heavily guarded Baghdad church for Christmas Mass. Making the sign o...