Posts Tagged ‘ Mosul ’

Chairman’s Report For March 17, 2017

Mar 17th, 2017 | By

In this issue of the newsletter New:        Radical feminists rally around leader who is convicted Muslim terrorist Update:   United Nations should not be the ones “vetting” refugees to the US Update:   New wave of Christian refugees flee city of Mosul where they were trapped Convicted Muslim terrorist leading “Women’s March” Woman gained US citizenship after

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Christians Face Exclusion in Iraq Reconstruction Plan

Jan 31st, 2017 | By

An alliance of UK-based charities has warned that Christians are being excluded from reconstruction plans for Northern Iraq once the Islamic State has been defeated there. According to World Watch Monitor: “Iraqi Christians firmly believe that Iraq is their spiritual homeland; their presence dates back at least to the 3rd Century. Before 2003, there were

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Displaced Iraqis Start Returning Home

Jan 25th, 2017 | By

On Wednesday, January 25, hundreds of families who were forced to flee Mosul will start to return to their homes in the biggest wave of returns to the city. Iraqi forces have completed recapturing the eastern part of Mosul, where thousands of people fled from since the start of the massive offensive against Islamic State

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Nineveh Plain Authorities Vow to Rebuild Churches in Mosul

Jan 12th, 2017 | By

On January 11, Al-Mosuliya TV aired a report showing local officials touring the ruins of a church in Mosul destroyed by ISIS and vowing to rebuild it. Hassan Al-Sallaf, the deputy governor of the Nineveh Province, promises to rebuild the church, which is shaped like a ship, “along with all the other houses of worship,

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Gearing up for 2017 with Diapers for Refugees

Jan 5th, 2017 | By

In December, the Diapers for Refugees program delivered 160,000 more high-quality disposable diapers to the Ashti 2 refugee camp in Ankawa, Iraq. This marked the final delivery for 2016. Earlier in 2016, the Diapers for Refugee program set a goal of delivering 640,000 diapers to Christian refugee families that have been ignored by the Islamic-run

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What Christians are Finding In the Nineveh Plain

Jan 4th, 2017 | By

Christians who are now returning to their homes in areas of the Nineveh Plains liberated from the Islamic State’s control are finding chaos and destruction. Sister Diana Momeka, a nun with the Dominican Sisters of Saint Catherine of Siena, ministers to those who have been displaced by ISIS: “(When) we went to see what happened

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Pope Francis Remembers Christian Refugees This Christmas

Dec 28th, 2016 | By

On December 26, Pope Francis paid tribute to Middle East Christians who have remained loyal to their faith despite persecution by radical Islamist militants. Monday was the feast day of St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr. The pope spoke to thousands in St. Peter’s Square for his holiday blessing and mentioned those being persecuted for

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Christmas for Refugees Featured on Fox News

Dec 28th, 2016 | By

Religious Freedom Coalition’s Christmas for Refugees program was featured on Fox News. Fox News correspondent Lauren Green interviewed William Murray and showed footage of one of the Christmas celebrations in a church in an undisclosed location in the region, where refugee children sang songs and visited with Santa Claus. Christmas for Refugees began in 2013

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Christmas for Refugees 2016 Update

Dec 19th, 2016 | By

Religious Freedom Coalition Chairman, William J. Murray, is currently overseeing the Christmas for Refugees program. The Christmas for Refugees program serves Christian refugee children from Iraq and Syria. The programs take place in Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq,and this year the program has expanded to include newly liberated towns in Iraq! Each program includes games, Gospel-themed

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Many Iraqi Christians Unable to Return Home for Christmas

Dec 12th, 2016 | By

Many Christian residents of towns surrounding Mosul that have been liberated from Islamic State’s control have started returning home only to find their homes booby-trapped, in ruins or uninhabitable. In August of 2014, the Islamic State drove many religious minorities, including Christians and Yazidis from their homes in order to establish their caliphate. Since then,

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