Iraq

For centuries, residents of Mosul have spoken a unique form of Arabic enriched by the Iraqi city's long history as a crossroads of civilization, a singsong dialect that many now fear will die out after years of war and displacement.
The church of Mar Behnam and Mart Sarah awaits repairs in Qaraqosh, Iraq. Photo by Kevin Clarke.
Prince Charles described how as Isis extremists advanced on the Christian town of Qaraqosh in 2014, Sister Luma “got behind the wheel of a minibus crammed full of her fellow Christians and drove the long and dangerous road to safety.”
The badly damaged church of Mar Behnam and Mart Sarah awaits repairs in Baghdeda (Qaraqosh), Iraq. In the foreground is the church's collapsed bell tower, demolished by Daesh, as ISIS is known here, during its retreat from the city. Photo by Kevin Clarke.
Kevin Clarke December 21, 2018
The Christian community in Iraq has been decimated by decades of conflict, persecution and disorder, culminating in the unbelievable savagery of ISIS. After two millennia in Iraq, the Christian population has reduced to a vanishing point, raising concerns around the world about the viability of
Catholic News Service December 12, 2018
The bill will provide humanitarian relief to genocide victims in Iraq and Syria and hold accountable Islamic State perpetrators of genocide.
“Religious Freedom in the World 2018” found worsening conditions for religious freedom in 17 nations, citing attacks on Christians in India and Iraq.
The 8th Engineer Support Battalion in Amariyah-Ferris - photo by Phil Klay
Phil Klay November 11, 2018
War experience, and trauma more generally, can be an assault not only on one’s physical sense of safety, but on one’s social, moral, and spiritual conception of the world.