Letter from Alliance Church in Ankawa, Kurdistan

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

November 29, 2015: Escape from Daesh

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

November 17, 2015: Rami

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

{Image description: photograph taken from behind a group of people sitting along the length of a long table. There are a few people standing in front of the table, talking to those sitting. It is night, they are gathered outside.]

October 2, 2015

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