Statement by the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Anthioch & Syriac Catholic Patriarchate on the Eviction of People from Mosul & the Nineveh Plain

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - June 2016 Two Years Since the Eviction of our People from Mosul and the Nineveh Plain: the Wound of Forced Emigration Is Still Bleeding Two years passed since the uprooting of our Syriac people from the land of our ancestors in Mosul and the Nineveh Plain, following the criminal act which amounts to an ethno-religious ...

World Conference in Erbil on Future of Iraqi Yezidis and Christians

An elderly Christian woman, made homeless by ISIS attacks on the minority in Iraq, sits with her belongings in the Kurdistan Region.

By Pishtiwan Jamal Rudaw - 9/2/15 ERBIL, Kurdistan Region -- A two-day international conference opened Sunday in Erbil on the future of Christians and Yezidis in war-torn Iraq, as thousands of families from the religious minorities continue to leave the country for Europe to escape systematic persecution. Thirty-two countries are taking part in the conference -- titled "The Future ...

Assyrian Official: Iraqi State Failed to Protect Us

By Khalid Hussein Rudaw - December 2014 MOSCOW - A leading member of the Assyrian community in Iraq says the failure of the Iraqi government to protect Christians has led to the mass migration of the religious minority out of the country or to the northern parts of Iraq controlled by Kurdish Peshmarga forces. "We are worried for our ...

The Minorities of the Nineveh Plain and the Demand for a Safe Haven

By Mikhael Benjamin - 19/9/14 (AINA) -- The province of Nineveh is going through tragic and exceptional conditions, particularly its minorities, national, ethnic, religious and linguistic groups, such as the Chaldean Assyrian Christians, Yazidis, Shabak, Turkmen and the Kakai in the aftermath of the control by ISIS terrorist groups along with other armed groups of Mosul ...

Kurdish President Receives Assyrian Church of the East Delegation

tp://krp.org - 9/9/14 President Barzani received a delegation from the Assyrian Church of the East today at his office in Salahadin. The delegation was headed by a special envoy from Mar Dinkha IV, the current Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East. Salahadin, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, (krp.org)- President Barzani received a delegation from the ...

For Iraq’s Assyrians – the Second Holocaust

By Anoo Abdoka http://www.kurdishglobe.net - 4/8/14 Before more than seven decades from our days, Today a new and advanced version of Hitler is risen and his name is Abu Bakir Albagdadhi, he is carrying out the second Holocaust in our world, by targeting the Christians in Mesopotamia, and Humiliating, Killing, and displacing them, and marking them with a sign ...

Barzani to Iraqi Christians: We Will Live and Die Together

President Barzani Receives Patriarch Louis Sako

By Shwan Barzinji http://basnews.com - 26/7/14 Kurdistan Regional President Massoud Barzani has made an impassioned statement to all Iraqi Christians in the wake of their forced migration from Mosul. He tells Iraqi Christians not to think about immigration abroad, stating that the Kurdistan Region will stand against the terrorists and protect their land and lives. According to a public ...

Christians in Iraq celebrate Christmas in Kurdistan

Hermione Gee  - 26/12/12 Iraq’s Kurdistan Region is home to one of the world's oldest Christian communities. In the last decade it has also welcomed Christians from the rest of Iraq who were persecuted for their religious beliefs. Christmas in Kurdistan takes on a special meaning for Christians knowing that not all their fellow citizens are ...