By employing and treating people of all faiths at our free health clinic in Baghdad, we seek to undermine sectarian violence in Iraq by showing Christian love.
The Clinic at St George’s Church employs Sunni, Shia, Jewish, and Christian medical staff who work side-by-side to deliver high quality care to their patients, regardless of sectarian affiliation. Around 1,500-2,000 patients receive free medical care every month.
Five years ago a bomb exploded close to the clinic. The motive for the attack was religious / sectarian, yet the medical staff at St George’s ignored the risk of secondary explosions and rushed out as one team to treat the injured, saving many lives.
Their united front sent a powerful and lasting message to a fractured, violent society. They bridged the divide that the bombers were seeking to widen.