By Benjamin Martin
(AINA) -- In June 2021, Patriarch Sako shared a reflection on the difficulty of achieving unity among Christians, especially in Iraq. The differences among the churches are not only doctrinal, but also canonical and liturgical, geographic, ethnic, and linguistic.
By Richard Whittle
The 40,000 square feet of office and engineering space occupied by Karem Aircraft Inc. in Lake Forest, California, includes four conference rooms, each named for a designer enshrined in the National Aviation Hall of Fame.
By Julian Bechocha
Erbil, Iraq -- In a ceremony highlighted by the overcoming of persecution and sectarianism, students of Iraq's only Catholic university graduated on Thursday, expressing hope that their community's future will be characterized by an unfamiliar phenomenon - peace.
By Arbella Bet-Shlimon
On 3 October 1932 Iraq joined the League of Nations. Symbolically, the assembly's vote to admit Iraq, which terminated Britain's mandate over the country, marked its independence. But true sovereignty remained elusive. For Iraq's monarchy, installed by British officials in 1921, independence brought a sense of anxiety, not triumph.
By Ryan Foley
WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of Americans from around the country gathered on the National Mall Saturday for the third-annual March for the Martyrs. Religious freedom advocates called on American Christians to learn from those overseas who chose to die rather than renounce their belief in Jesus Christ, saying that they should be willing to lay down their lives for their faith if they should ever have...
Baghdad -- "I have studied our Eastern heritage and the writings of the Fathers of the Church and I see nothing to prevent the union of the Chaldean Church and the Assyrian Church of the East under the name Church of the East", says the Chaldean Patriarch and Iraqi Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako, who wishes to initiate a common and fraternal reflection on the possible restoration of full sacramental...
By Robert DeKelaita
(AINA) -- For some time now news in the Western World has portrayed the existence of Christianity in the Middle East as fragile, unstable, and on the verge of extinction. Christianity and the Middle East, many commentators suggested, were going their separate ways.
By George Monastiriakos
I am a descendant of survivors of the Greek genocide. My great-grandmother and her parents, like their parents and grandparents before them, were Ottoman Greeks born in what is known today as the Republic of Turkey. A century ago, the Turkish National Movement secured "Turkey for the Turks" by extirpating my ancestors and other minorities from their ancestral homeland in Anatolia.
Ankawa, Iraq -- Exactly one year after his election as Patriarch, Mar Awa III, Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, was the guest of honor at the lunch organized at the end of the spiritual exercises that from 5 to 8 September saw the participation of more than eighty bishops and priests of the Chaldean Church.
The shadows of civil war loom again over Iraq and some of the small and divided political parties, led by Christian politicians, are trying to find forms of coordination to face together the new threat.
By Yaron Druckman
It is the first such collection to be excavated in the Jerusalem are, in dig conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority and Tel Aviv University in the City of David archeological site. The plates made of ivory -- considered more precious than gold in the ancient world - were found in the ruins of a large administrative building from 8-7 century B.C.
From the start of Christianity, one of the most critical geographical settings has been in the form of the desert, which has served as an escape from the distractions of the world for thousands of years. From the Old Testament Prophets to the witness of both Christ and St.