Dear Father Chris and Stand With Iraqi Christians, Greetings from Erbil! For those who don’t know me yet, my name is Hanna Kaka Rash. I was born and raised in Baghdad, but came to Erbil in March 2015,… Read More
This gentleman (who declined to give his name) is one of the over 150 families living in Fr. Douglas’s Mar Elia family center. He lives in a 10′ x 15′ caravan with his wife, sister, and 2 children…. Read More
This week’s footage: a brief clip featuring Rami, one of the teachers I met in my travels. I met many fine teachers at Mar Elia in Erbil. Their commitment to the children in their care was total and inspiring…. Read More
Written Friday evening, my last in Erbil (for now): I don’t know when you had a moment or an experience that simply changed you or how you experience the world. I just know you’ve had them. Typically, and… Read More
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Documentary: Where Is Our Place?
"Where Is Our Place?" is a 35-min documentary exploring the lives of Christians in northern Iraq who have been displaced by ISIS/DAESH, and what SWIC is doing to help.