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EXCLUSIVE: Stories you won’t see in the secular press. This Sussex-based mission group reports from their first-hand experience of working with persecuted minorities in Iraq
To most of the world, the Yezedis of northern Iraq were unknown a few months ago. But Sussex-based mission organisation World in Need has been working with them for the past 23 years, says its director, David Shamiri
To us the Yezedis are our old friends, people with whom we’ve been working since World In Need was founded in 1991. Many of the children, and sometimes whole families, are sponsored through us and this support has, for many, made a huge difference.
Father of two Chris Eyte tries to understand how these bereft parents feel
Imagine this: You are an Assyrian Christian targeted by Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq. You have become a refugee hoping to escape the madness and sit on a bus with your three-year-old daughter, waiting for the vehicle to leave.
You will hear of wars and rumours of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains. (Matthew 24:6-14)
EXCLUSIVE: Stories you won’t see in the secular press. Two Sussex-based mission groups report from their first-hand experience of working with persecuted minorities in Ukraine and Iraq
THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, compared the present day slaughter by so-called Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria to a ruthless invasion of the Middle East by Genghis Khan in 1260 and even the Jewish Holocaust. He said it was hard to believe ‘such horrors can happen’ and they were ‘part of an evil pattern’ of persecution against believers around the world.
One of the special guests at the recent “At the Crossroads” conference at Christ Church, Jerusalem was the so-called “Vicar of Baghdad”, Canon Andrew White.
Travelling about at great risk to his life and with the added discomfort of suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, Canon White had just picked up the 2014 William Wilberforce Award, presented to him in America for his efforts at reconciliation by the Chuck Colson Centre for Christian Worldview.
Last updated on January 16th, 2014 at 05:51 pm
CANON ANDREW WHITE, the popular “Vicar of Baghdad”, says that the BBC has given up reporting on the daily violence suffered in Iraq.
A STORRINGTON JOURNALIST has been helping reporters defend democracy in Iraq.
Andrew Boyd, a freelance journalist who reports from the world’s trouble spots and trains journalists, spent four days teaching the Iraqis how to cover their elections even-handedly.
“Even though Iraq is now free from Saddam’s dictatorship, it is still one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a journalist,” says Andrew. “Many reporters are killed there each year.
“We couldn’t meet in Baghdad as the security risk was too high, so we did the training in Erbil, Kurdistan, which is safer.”