Epistles from Father Chris: 2018, A New Year

2018 will be crucial for the Christians in Iraq. Our long-time friend and collaborator Sinan now works with Fr. Faiz at St. George’s, and both of these extraordinary people are becoming important voices in the growing ecumenical and… Read More

Epistles from Father Chris: The End of 2017

2017 has been a year of anxiety, uncertainty and hope for Iraq’s Christians. With Da’esh (ISIS) driven militarily from the north this fall, displaced Christians and others were encouraged to return to their homes on the Nineveh Plains…. Read More

A New Day: Crisis to Development

Now that the military has removed Daesh (ISIS) from the area, Iraqis move toward rebuilding lives and rebuilding communities. How can we assist them?

Celebrating, Rebuilding, Bringing Peace

Dear Friends of Stand With Iraqi Christians, Early last week I was on a Skype call to Iraq with our partner, Hanna. He was calling to let me know that soon Haider al-Abadi, the Prime Minister of Iraq,… Read More

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Last Night in Erbil: A Message from Father Chris

My dear friends, I am writing on my last night in Erbil. I am hoping you have been able to get a glimpse of the exciting and important nature of this mission to our friends and partners in… Read More