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Iraq’s Vulnerable Christians Further Imperiled by Jihadist Advance


…“It is feared that this latest exodus could be the final death knell for the Christians of Iraq,” said Barnabas international director Patrick Sookdheo.” “Having previously sought refuge in Syria, this is no longer an option, and as ISIS violence … Continue reading

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FATWA THREAT AGAINST IRAQI CHRISTIANS AS PM URGES THEM TO STAY


A radical Muslim cleric has issued a fatwa threatening Iraqi Christians with death unless they convert to Islam as the country’s prime minister urges them to remain in their homeland.   Read More

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Blasphemy law proposed in Iraqi Kurdistan after Muslim protests


Editor’s note:  Several countries have adopted so called “blasphemy laws” which say that any insult against Islam or it’s profit, Muhammad is unlawful.  These laws are often used to persecute and silence Christians.  Until recently, this part of Iraq has … Continue reading

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52 Killed in String of Iraq Bombings; Baghdad Church Targeted


The Syrian Orthodox Church of St. Matthew in Baghdad was one of the targets in a string of bombings Tuesday, as Iraqi extremists conducted a series of attacks in several cities and towns across the country that killed at least … Continue reading

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Stories of the Persecuted: Unshaken Faith in Iraq


It took thirty years for Jasem (whose name has been changed for security reasons) to surrender his life to Christ, but when the decision was made, there was no turning back. For Jasem, and his devoted wife, Rabiha, following Jesus … Continue reading

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Attacks against Christians in Iraq Continue


Attacks continue in Iraq for the Christians and other minorities. There is no single day without incidents, intimidation or such against the Iraqi Christians and other minorities. It is about a year after the deadly attack against the Syriac church … Continue reading

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Iraq: No Longer Safe


Recent attacks on Christian-owned businesses in northern Iraq’s Kurdish region have put believers on edge in an area that was formerly considered safe for Christians.

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Iraqi Christians flee to Ankawa, archbishop reports


The number of Christians in one corner of Iraq have trebled over the past 15 years, according to a senior bishop who is grappling with an influx of people escaping persecution and oppression.

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Power of One training in Iraq


Source: Nazarene Communications Network: Nazarene leaders conducted the first training for lay leaders and pastors in Iraq recently. From July 6 to 9, participants were trained in the areas of leadership, evangelism, discipleship, and church planting as part of the … Continue reading

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House church leader kidnapped in Iraq


(Sources: VOM contacts, Deutsche Presse-Agentur) A house church leader has been kidnapped by Muslims in Duhok, Iraq. A young Iraqi girl recently told VOM contacts that Muslims broke into her home and took her father, Jamal. Pastor Jamal works among … Continue reading

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