Once home to one of the largest Christian communities in the Middle East, Iraq today is in danger of losing Christianity completely. The Islamic State group forced thousands of Christians to flee after it stormed through the Nineveh Plains in 2014. Some have now returned, following IS’s military defeat. But even with IS gone, in many areas of Iraq daily life is governed by Sharia (Islamic law) and Muslims are forbidden to leave Islam.

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has penned that reads, in one sitting, like World Watch Monitor’s past year of coverage of Iraq’s Christians. The 26 July article provides a concise summary of the complex and often contradictory political currents that complicate attempts to preserve a Christian presence in the Middle East. Griswold also relates further […]

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Iraq Christians ‘lost everything’

Iraqi Christians have “lost everything”, according to the so-called ‘Vicar of Baghdad’, Canon Andrew White. “We have been through incredible persecution. So many of our people have been killed,” said the former pastor of St. George’s Church in Baghdad, speaking in London yesterday (19 April). “My people have lost everything. […]

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