My name is Canon Andrew White and I am the Emeritus Vicar of St. George’s Church in Baghdad and President of FRRME.
Sadly, recent events in Iraq have meant that I am no longer permanently based at St. Georges. However, FRRME continues to do amazing work in bringing relief and reconciliation to the broken parts of the Middle East.
Our current focus is helping those who have fled ISIS in Northern Iraq, as well as the thousands of refugees who have fled to Jordan to escape the violence. In addition to spiritual support we provide food, medicine and shelter. We have also set up a school in Jordan so that refugee children from Iraq can continue their education. It is vital that we continue this work. Without FRRME’s support and your generous donations these people have nothing.
We are also renewing our focus on the peace process in Israel / Palestine and I am very pleased to announce the launch in September of the Jerusalem International School of Reconciliation, or JISR (meaning “Bridge” in Arabic). JISR is the first project of its kind and will provide a platform for key religious leaders of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths to come together and introduce the power of reconciliation to an international audience.
FRRME’s work has grown considerably over the years and there is so much more to do. Your donations make our work possible and provide comfort and relief to our brothers and sisters in the Middle East who face enormous hardship. If you would like to donate to FRRME and support our work you can do so on this website.