Iraq

Iraq

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June 13, 2019

Ghazwan holding chicks in a farm previously destroyed by ISIS. Photos courtesy of International Christian Concern and Stand With Iraqi Christians

[Episcopal News Service] At a cost of $5 each, chicks are helping Iraq’s Christian...

April 6, 2010

A coordinated series of car bomb explosions in central Baghdad on April 4 may have shattered the windows and caused some structural damage to St. George's Memorial Church, but that did not deter resilient worshipers from proceeding with their Easter Day services and celebrating Jesus'...

October 26, 2009

Two major suicide bomb attacks in Baghdad on Sunday, Oct. 25, caused serious damage to St. George's Anglican Church and left at least 150 dead and more than 600 injured on the streets outside.

When the coordinated car bombs exploded in downtown Baghdad at 10:30 a.m. the church was empty...

November 7, 2008

Surviving war is more than assuring one's physical safety, claims Colonel Frank Wismer III (ret.), an Episcopal priest who in his 25-year career as chaplain in the Army Reserve served with troops in Saudi Arabia, Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, Haiti, Bosnia, Iraq and Kuwait.

 

His...

January 27, 2008

The last remaining Anglican church in Iraq is receiving help from a Mobile, Alabama Episcopalian stationed in Baghdad. The Alabama Press-Register reports that Commander Scott Rye, one-time parishioner of Trinity Mobile and day chief at the Media Operations Center at the U.S. Embassy compound in...

November 29, 2007

A Baghdad-based Anglican priest, in an interview with a U.S. news network, has declared that Christians are considerably worse off now than they were during the regime of the late Saddam Hussein, Iraq's former dictator.

"There's no comparison between Iraq now and [under Saddam]," the...

June 20, 2007

The foreigner who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the foreigner as yourself.-- Leviticus 19:34

Every year on June 20 the world recognizes and honors the courage and strength of refugees. World Refugee Day was designated by the United Nations to...

May 16, 2007

Expressing "deep concern" for the situation in Iraq, more than 100 bishops of the Episcopal Church have written to all United States Senators and Representatives outlining the need for "a careful and reasoned debate" to end the violence "and bring stability and a just peace to the region."

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April 3, 2007

One week after the nation recognized the fourth anniversary of the Iraq invasion, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori issued a letter March 28 in response to a hearing in the House Subcommittee on the Middle East and Asia concerning the Iraqi refugee crisis.

The Presiding Bishop...

April 3, 2007

One week after the nation recognized the fourth anniversary of the Iraq invasion, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori issued a letter March 28 in response to a hearing in the House Subcommittee on the Middle East and Asia concerning the Iraqi refugee crisis.

The Presiding Bishop...

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