“Ankawa’s Christian population dramatically increased overnight in August 2014 after up to 120,000 faithful fled following the ISIS invasion of the nearby Nineveh Plains in Iraq proper. “
“The gates of violence and death were opened by the ingratitude and pride foretold in the biblical story of original sin, the corrupt fruits of which find their first manifestation in the death of Abel at the hands of his brother Cain .”
Iraq is a priority country for Aid to the Church in Need, which provides help such as emergency aid, repairs of Church buildings, medical assistance during the pandemic and student scholarships.
ACN is involved in many projects on the Nineveh Plains, with a particular focus on the rebuilding of Baghdida (Qaraqosh) and give Christian families the assistance they need to return to their homes.
The suffering of Christians continues, as long as there is an Islamic constitution that does not protect the rights of Christians and other minorities.
The faith of the Christians in Iraq has a dual message for us Christians in the West: Let us be proud of our faith and not hide it.