Recognizing The Phenomenon Of The Persecution Of Christians Globally

By Ewelina U. Ochab

Acts of violence based on religion or belief are on the increase globally. This includes atrocities that amount to genocide and crimes against humanity. While such acts of violence (and also severe deprivation of human rights) affect all religious groups (especially minority religious groups), over the recent months, report after report has been raising the issues that relate to the persecution of...

Renowned Assyrian Director Terrence Malick to Be Honored

By Kris Dudley

A movie director who once called Bartlesville home for a time in his life, Terrence Malick, will be honored with his own medallion outside the Circle Cinema Oklahoma Hall of Fame in Tulsa. Although Malick won't be able to attend the ceremony and the viewing of his latest movie, A Hidden Life, family members will be there to accept the honor, said David Kimball with Circle Cinema in Tulsa.

Chaldean Patriarch Cancels Public Christmas Celebrations in Iraq

Baghdad (Agenzia Fides) - There will be no decorated Christmas trees in the churches or streets, no celebrations and no reception at the patriarchate. The head of Iraq's Chaldean Catholic Church announced that the community would not hold public celebrations of Christmas out of respect for those killed and wounded in recent anti-government protests, that have caused so far hundreds of deaths...

Chaldean Archbishop: Iraq Unrest Signals Rejection of Post-2003 Settlement

The largest protests in Iraq since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein signal the rejection by most Iraqis of the country's post-2003 structure and government, the Chaldean Archbishop of Erbil told the UN Security Council Wednesday. Since the beginning of October, hundreds of thousands of Iraqis has been protesting government corruption.

A Fresh Approach to Help Iraq's Forgotten Minorities?

By Holly Johnston

An innovative exhibition hopes to renew support for victims of the Islamic State (ISIS) -- particularly the Yezidi community. Five years since their heartland of Shingal was torn apart by ISIS in early August 2014, little has changed for the Yezidi ethno-religious minority of northern Iraq.

Nineveh Plains Transitional Justice Report: November

By Claire Evans

Iraq remains gripped by protests, but the violent response of the government toward those asking for their rights has created an environment of uncertainty. Within the Nineveh Governorate, residents are prohibited from protesting, but the community still remains impacted by the demonstrations.

Kurdish Tribes Stealing Assyrian Lands in Iraq

By Taiyo Davis

According to David William Lazar's American Mesopotamian Organization (AMO), Kurdish tribes close to the ruling Barzani family of the KRG (Kurdistan Regional Government) have stolen Assyrian Christian lands in Northern Iraq.

Cuneiform Tablets and 'Envelopes' Tell of Mesopotamian Sophistication

By Ed Whelan

A team of Italian and Iraqi archaeologists has unearthed hundreds of cuneiform tablets in central Iraq. They also uncovered some clay coverings and seals with the tablets. The collection of cuneiform texts is one of the most important finds of its kind in many years and is opening up a window into the complex and sophisticated culture of Ancient Mesopotamia.

A Portrait of an Assyrian Family in Iran

By Denise Hassanzade Ajiri

My Assyrian great grandfather planned to become a priest. He became a communist instead. I first came to know him as a child at the house of his daughter, my mother's maternal aunt, Nora, in Iran's capital, Tehran. His midsize photo hung on the dining room wall. A black and white portrait of an unsmiling middle-aged man. I cannot say I liked the photo.

Iraq's Assyrians 'Close to Extinction'

The Archbishop of Irbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, has accused Britain's Christian leaders of failing to do enough in defence of the vanishing Christian community in Iraq. In an impassioned address in London, the Rt Rev Bashar Warda said Iraq's Christians now faced extinction after 1,400 years of persecution.

Mideast Catholic Leaders Call for Peace, Stability in Region

Amid deadly protests in Iraq, a people's uprising in Lebanon and continued suffering in Syria, Catholic leaders of the Middle East called upon officials of their homelands to "ensure safety, peace and tranquility and stability for their citizens.

News

Recognizing The Phenomenon Of The Persecution Of Christians Globally
Renowned Assyrian Director Terrence Malick to Be Honored
Chaldean Patriarch Cancels Public Christmas Celebrations in Iraq
Chaldean Archbishop: Iraq Unrest Signals Rejection of Post-2003 Settlement
A Fresh Approach to Help Iraq's Forgotten Minorities?
Nineveh Plains Transitional Justice Report: November
Kurdish Tribes Stealing Assyrian Lands in Iraq
Cuneiform Tablets and 'Envelopes' Tell of Mesopotamian Sophistication
A Portrait of an Assyrian Family in Iran
Iraq's Assyrians 'Close to Extinction'

Reports

•  Turkish Human Rights Commission Report on Assyrian Nun, Villages
•  Assyrian Genocide in Modern History
•  The Systematic Repression of Assyrians
•  Iraq’s Stolen Election: How Assyrian Representation Became Assyrian Repression
•  Brutality Against Christian Clerics in Syria
•  Report on Christians oppressed for their Faith 2015–17
•  Erasing Assyrians: Kurdish Abuses of Human Rights
•  Assyrians and Yazidis in Northern Iraq 2017
•  Understanding Recent Movements of Christians from Syria and Iraq
•  The Hopes And Fears Of Religious Minorities In Northern Iraq
•  Assyrians Under Kurdish Rule: The Situation in Northeastern Syria
•  Untying the Knots of Religious Diversity in Iraqi Kurdistan
•  The Protection Needs Of Minorities From Syria and Iraq

Articles

•  The Assyrian Genocide As A Part Of The Christian Genocide In The Ottoman Empire
•  Demographic and Climatic Factors in the Decline of the Neo-Assyrian Empire
•  The U.S. Legal Regime Governing Iraqi Refugee Resettlement
•  Theater, Language and Inter-Ethnic Exchange: Assyrian Performance Before WWI
•  Assyrians In Iraq
•  Description and Significance of the Nestorian Stele in China
•  The Cross and the Lotus

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Assyrian Patriarchs Address Christian Persecution Conference in Hungary

By Bar Daisan

Budapest (AINA) -- The Hungarian government hosted the 2nd International Conference on Christian Persecution in Budapest on November, 26-28, 2019, shedding light on the plight of Christians around the world (AINA 2019-11-26). More than 600 people from 40 countries participated, among them patriarchs, cardinals, politicians, and Christians from across the globe.

Turkish Human Rights Commission Issues Report on Assyrian Nun, Villages

By Abdulmesih BarAbraham

Istanbul (AINA) -- The Istanbul Branch of the Human Rights Association Commission Against Racism and Discrimination published a report highlighting severe rights violations against the Assyrian Nun Verde Gökmen, who lives alone in the church of St. Dimet in the village Zaz (Turkish İzbırak), in the Tur Abdin region in southeast Turkey.

AINA News

Assyrian Patriarchs Address Christian Persecution Conference in Hungary
Turkish Human Rights Commission Issues Report on Assyrian Nun, Villages
Assyrians in History
Assyrian Genocide Monument Unveiled in Germany
U.S. House of Representatives Passes Resolution Recognizing Armenian, Assyrian, Greek Genocide
US Attorneys May Have Violated Constitutional Rights, Immigration Law in Prosecuting Assyrian Lawyer
Auroral Observations in Assyrian Astrological Reports
Spanish Journalist Held for One Month Warns of Kurdish Government Repression
California Recognizes Two Assyrian Genocides
Assyrian Genocide in Modern History
Several Large Fires Broke Out in Assyrian Areas in Southeast Turkey
The French Press and the Assyro-Chaldeans
Assyrian Delegation Meets Members of Dutch Parliament
15 Assyrian Children Kidnapped By Kurdish Affiliated Militia in Syria
A Dialogue on the Assyrian Homeland and Diaspora

Conference Expropriates Assyrian Christian History, Denies Assyrian Identity

(AINA) -- On May 4-5 the Salahaddin University in Erbil, Iraq and the French Institute of the Near East (IFPO) organized a workshop titled Christianity in Iraq at the turn of Islam. Its aim was to discuss important institutional changes for Christians in areas of the collapsed Persian Empire and retreated Byzantine Empire which were conquered by Muslims.

Editorials

US Attorneys May Have Violated Constitutional Rights, Immigration Law in Prosecuting Assyrian Lawyer
Conference Expropriates Assyrian Christian History, Denies Assyrian Identity
The Unethical Prosecution of an Assyrian Attorney
German Recognition of Armenian, Assyrian Genocide: History and Politics
Senator McCain Sends Letter on Assyrians to Kurdish President
Turkey Attempted to Stop Broadcast of Assyrian Genocide Documentary
Australia's Assyrians in Focus
US Government Must Designate ISIS Attacks As Genocide for All Groups
Assyrians Should Leave the Middle East
Reflections on the Assyrian Genocide and the Next 100 Years

Turkey's National Pride is Based on Genocide Denial

By Sabri Atman

During the years of World War I 75% (750,000) of the Assyrian population in the Ottoman Empire was systematically murdered. That genocide of Assyrians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in 1915 is a fact, but it has largely been forgotten by the world.

Turkey's Violation of Human Rights Must Be Challenged

By Sabri Atman

(AINA) -- When speaking about the Ottoman Empire and Turkey today, it is not their contribution to civilization that comes to mind. Instead it is human rights violations, confiscation of land and property, genocide and genocide denials that are most frequently discussed in the public discourse. Today's Turkey is still far from being ruled by democratic principles.

Opinion Editorials

Turkey's National Pride is Based on Genocide Denial
Turkey's Violation of Human Rights Must Be Challenged
EU Conference on Nineveh Plains Favors Kurds, Marginalizes Assyrians
Trump's Immigration Order and Christianity
The Winds of Change Are Blowing in Europe
Erdoğan's Gambit for Mosul
The Genocide of Assyrians and Yazidis and the Next American President
Is Obama Fast-tracking Mosul Offensive to Save His Legacy?
Why France? It's in the Math
Terrorist Strikes and the Blame Game

Cuneiform Tablets and 'Envelopes' Tell of Mesopotamian Sophistication

By Ed Whelan

A team of Italian and Iraqi archaeologists has unearthed hundreds of cuneiform tablets in central Iraq. They also uncovered some clay coverings and seals with the tablets. The collection of cuneiform texts is one of the most important finds of its kind in many years and is opening up a window into the complex and sophisticated culture of Ancient Mesopotamia.

Assyrian Tablets Reveal Timing of Solar Storm Mentioned in Bible

Ancient Babylonian 'omens' reveal timing of an extraordinary solar storm that's mentioned in the Bible As long as humans have walked the Earth they have looked to the sky for signs of things to come. Ancient Assyrian sky gazers even carved their findings on tablets which have now revealed when a major solar storm hit the planet.

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