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Major problems for our Iraqi missions programs

Oct 20th, 2017 | By

The Kurds held an “independence vote” to create an independent state. The reaction of the Iraqi government was to shut down airline operations into the Kurdish region including the Erbil airport. The closure causes great problems for our aid programs in Iraq including the upcoming Christmas program for this year. Costs for aid may increase as consumer goods are goods become difficult to find.

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Chairman’s Report for October 17, 2017

Oct 19th, 2017 | By

In this issue of the newsletter: Syria and Iraq Genocide Relief bill gutted in Senate by one Senator – Why? /
Will Iraq continue to let us bring aid to Christian refugees in Kurdish region? / Matching Challenge begins for Christmas program – it could finance program! / Kurdish crisis traps Iraqi ministry’s general manager in America

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The importance of Easter

Apr 15th, 2017 | By

On Good Friday former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich published this Easter message in his regular column in the Washington Times. Here he reminds readers of the love of God expressed by the Crucifixion and the growing hatred toward that love from an increasingly secularized America and radical Islamic actions.

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At least 44 killed in Egypt church bombings on Palm Sunday, ISIS claims responsibility

Apr 9th, 2017 | By
Blood on doors of Coptic Chruch from bombing in 2011

Various news agencies reported two suicide bombings at Coptic Churches by the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) in Egypt. The Islamic State is a Sunni Muslim terror organization. The same day Islamic State suicide bombers attacked Donald Trump’s and John McCain’s Syrian rebel groups fighting to overthrow the secualr government of Syria. Confused yet?

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Fearful Egypt Copts mark Christmas after church bombing

Jan 7th, 2017 | By
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It is Christmas Eve for Egypt’s Copts but Marie Labib is not in a festive mood, with dark thoughts haunting her weeks after a church bombing killed 28 members of her community. Copts, who make up about one tenth of Egypt’s population of more than 92 million and who celebrate Christmas on Saturday, have long complained of discrimination.

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Photos of Christmas for Refugees 2016 Events

Dec 24th, 2016 | By

Photos from some of the 2016 Christmas for Refugees parties in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq held for displaced Christian children have been posted. The size of the events varied from 75 to as many as 525 children and were surprisingly orderly. Communications from the Middle East have made real time posting difficult.

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First report from Lebanon for Christmas 2016

Dec 18th, 2016 | By

The first Christmas for Refugee events began on the December 12th in Lebanon and will begin in Jordan on December 19th in Jordan and December 20th in Iraq. The character of the Christmas parties for the children vary not only from nation to nation, but from region to region.

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St Marks Cathedral Bombed in Cairo- Thirty Dead

Dec 11th, 2016 | By

A bombing at Egypt’s main Coptic Christian cathedralkilled 25 people and wounded another 35 on Sunday, according to Egyptian state television, making it one of the deadliest attacks carried out against the religious minority in recent memory.

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Famed Christian writer in Jordan murdered by Sunni Muslim extremist

Sep 25th, 2016 | By

Christian writer in Jordan murdered for showing a cartoon intended to ridicule ISIL fighters’ vision of Paradise but was considered offensive by many conservative Sunni Muslims in Jordan. The authorities said he violated the law by sharing the caricatur and he was out on bail when murdered

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The Return of Nation-Building in Iraq?

Sep 19th, 2016 | By

A“continuing meltdown of governance, political order across the greater Levant from the eastern Mediterranean to western Iran” has abetted ISIS’ establishment. ISIS therefore indicated a “longer term problem of reconstituting a political and security order in the greater Levant that works for the people in the region.”

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