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IRAQ UPDATE: Kurds Retake Christian Villages (One-to-One blog, 18 September 2014) Kurdish Peshmerga forces on Tuesday recaptured seven Christian villages in northern Iraq in clashes with Islamic State (IS) jihadists, an officer and a cleric said...

IRAQ UPDATE: “I Was Not Expecting to See That Much Misery” (One-to-One blog, 12 September 2014) A sister who took part in our staff’s recent visit to Iraq offers her powerful, first-hand account of what she saw, in an interview with CNS...

IRAQ UPDATE: “This Is A Cry for Help” (One-to-One blog, 10 September 2014) Today there are new realities on the ground in northern Iraq, following the speed with which ISIS took over vast swaths of land — including an area mainly inhabited by non-Muslim indigenous minorities: Christians and Yazidis....

IRAQ UPDATE: Hope Amid Hardship (One-to-One blog, 5 September 2014) Today, we received a letter from our good friend, Sister Maria Goretti Hanna, O.P., Prioress General of the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena in Iraq. We’ve worked closely with her and her order in Iraq and Jordan for decades; just this week, our CNEWA staff spent time with her assessing needs and meeting with refugees during their visit to Erbil, Iraq...

IRAQ UPDATE: Weakened and Impoverished (One-to-One blog, September 2014) From Iraq, we received a heart-breaking letter from Sister Maria Hanna, superior general of the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena, an Iraqi community of women religious with whom we collaborate closely...

IRAQ UPDATE: In Erbil, "They Have No Where to Turn but the Church" (One-to-One blog, 3 September 2014) My colleague, Imad Abou Jaoude, and I arrived in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, yesterday. Joining us is Sister Marie-Claude Naddaf of the Good Shepherd Sisters congregation, who is here to represent all the women religious in Lebanon as a show of solidarity. Our first observation was that the route from Beirut to Erbil was longer than expected...

IRAQ UPDATE: Jordan Churches Welcome Iraqis (One-to-One blog, 2 September 2014) Fleeing for their lives, Iraqi Christian refugees have started to arrive in Jordan from northern Iraq

IRAQ UPDATE: Sisters Show Their Support (One-to-One blog, 26 August 2014) Today, we received an email from Michel Constantin, CNEWA’s regional director in Beirut, with some important news on the work being undertaken to support our suffering brothers and sisters in Iraq...

IRAQ UPDATE: “The Situation is Chaotic” (One-to-One blog, 21 August 2014) Please note the latest we have on the situation of displaced Iraqi Christians. Sister Marie Goretti of the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena reports that the situation is still chaotic...

IRAQ UPDATE: CNEWA Rushes Aid to Displaced Iraqi Families (One-to-One blog, 18 August 2014) To alleviate the suffering of some 100,000 homeless Iraqi Christians, Msgr. John E. Kozar, president of CNEWA, is rushing $75,000 to partners in northern Iraq for urgently needed supplies for infants and children, as well as sanitary facilities for displaced families seeking shelter in U.N.-sponsored camps...

IRAQ UPDATE: The Urgent Needs of the Refugees (One-to-One blog, 14 August 2014) Let me start with the Iraqi Christian refugees in Lebanon...

Out of Iraq (ONE magazine, Spring 2013) When news came to the Armenian Club in Baghdad that a U.S.-hosted basketball camp would be held for the city’s elite high school players, there was no doubt Joseph Najarian would represent the club...

A New Genesis in Nineveh (ONE magazine, November 2011) “I saw injustice in Mosul. I want to start a new life here,” says Salam Talia, a 23-year-old Iraqi Christian. The young man sits on a sofa between his middle-aged parents in their newly built apartment in Hamdaniya, a historically Christian town about 20 miles southeast of the city of Mosul...

The Church of the East (ONE magazine, May 2009) Mesopotamia — from the Greek meaning, “land between the rivers” — is the cradle of civilization...

The Chaldean Church (ONE magazine, March 2005) Since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, insurgents have targeted the country’s Christian community, systematically bombing churches, kidnapping Christians and attacking Christian-owned businesses...

Iraq: A People Under Siege (from ONE’s magazine special edition on the Middle East, September 2010) Iraqi Christians take pride in their ancestry, counting Abraham of Ur of the land of the Chaldeans as one of their own. But their lineage has done little to protect them from Muslim insurgents since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003; extremists see Iraqi Christians as collaborators with the “Christian West”...

Also, continue to monitor CNEWA’s blog, One-to-One, for daily updates.

To learn how you can support our Iraqi brothers and sisters, visit our giving page for Iraqi Christians under siege.



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