Canon Andrew White on BBC Newsnight

The persecution continues

On August 7th, Canon Andrew White was interviewed on BBC Newsnight. The plight of the Yazidis and other religious groups has been brought to attention as many are being forced to flee. Once again an ultimatum comes to the forefront of their reasons for leaving. The choice is this: Convert to Islam, Pay special taxes, or Be executed. This has led to the exodus we now see among the persecuted groups. Canon White says, “The international community needs to wake up to the needs of the people.” Those needs are rapidly growing as the people seek a safe haven.

CNN interviews Canon Andrew White

Can harmony be achieved in this generation?

On August 5th, CNN ran this story showing the dire situation of the Christians in Iraq. They interviewed Canon Andrew White, asking him if harmony could be achieved once again between religious groups. More specifically, can it be achieved in this generation? He responds with simply, “I don’t know.” The ultimatum given to Iraqi Christians coupled with increasing persecution makes it hard to tell.

About Us – New FRRME Video

Due to the current crisis in Iraq we have had a lot more people visiting our website. To let our new and old supporters find out more about who we are and what we do we will be posting a video a week for the next three weeks. This week Canon Andrew speaks about FRRME, how we came about and what our vision and mission are.

Media Summary 7 August 2014

Each week we post a selection of recent online items where you can find out about the latest developments in Iraq. We hope this will help you in understanding the situation in which FRRME operates and in directing your prayers for Iraq.

This week’s edition features atrocities committed against the Yazidi minority by IS, IS’ approach to Baghdad and Erbil in the north, and more new on Iraqi Christians who are fleeing.

Media Summary

Guardian: 40,000 Iraqis stranded on mountain as ISIS jihadists threaten death

Al Arabiya: Kurdish forces, ISIS clash near Arbil

Al Jazeera: Iraqi airstrike ‘kills scores of IS fighters’

The Daily Star: ISIS aims at Baghdad from south

Rudaw: Lebanese Churches struggle with flood of Iraqi Christians

 

BREAKING NEWS

BBC: Christians flee as Iraq town taken

Media Summary 31 July 2014

Each week we post a selection of recent online items where you can find out about the latest developments in Iraq. We hope this will help you in understanding the situation in which FRRME operates and in directing your prayers for Iraq.

This week’s extended edition features news on the situation for Iraqi Christian’s in Mosul, as well as political tensions over Maliki’s leadership and forming a new government.

Media Summary

Al Jazeera: Islamic State evicts Iraq farmers

Al Monitor: Baghdad seethes as Erbil hosts revolutionary tribal conference

Al Monitor: Maliki furious over Jordan-hosted Sunni opposition conference

NINA: Maliki calls on political forces to forget their differences and form strong government

Niqash: Sectarian tensions break up Baghdad families, militias push minorities out

Mosul Christians:

Niqash: Leave or face the sword: the story of the last Christians in Mosul

Al Monitor: Forced from Mosul, centuries old Christian community vanishes

BBC: France offers Iraq Christians asylum after Mosul threat

Catholic Herald: Patriarch decries ‘mass cleansing’ of Mosul Christians

Rev Faiz interviewed by BBC World Service

On 24th July Reverend Faiz Jerjes, the curate at St George’s Church Baghdad, was interviewed by BBC World Service for their Outlook programme. In the interview Reverend Faiz spoke of the situation of Iraqi Christians in Mosul, as well as the fears Christians have in Baghdad. Reverend Faiz stated, “We are all very scared and frightened, even Christians in Baghdad feel they are next in line.” Faiz also shared of his own experiences of growing up as a Christian in Iraq and how the situation changed following the 2003 invasion.

To listen to the interview please click HERE, Faiz features first on the programme until 8:30.

Canon White interviewed by Christianity Today

"They just go around and shoot the odd person dead" Vicar of Baghdad on Isis

Canon Andrew White was interviewed by Christian Today where he spoke about the situation for Christians in Mosul and the future of Christianity in Iraq. In it Canon Andrew White states:

The only answer is that we stay together, we keep loving each other and loving God, that is all we can do. There is no solution in a place where you cannot even have a government.”

To see the interview with Christian Today in full please click HERE.

To see Canon White’s BBC Radio 4 Interview please click HERE.

Canon White BBC Radio 4 Interview

What is the future for Iraq's Christians?

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On 26th July, Canon Andrew White was interviewed by John Humphrys on BBC Radio 4 discussing the future for Iraq’s Christians.

Execution or exodus, Iraqi Christians face grim choice – AFP

In an article published online by the AFP they outline first-hand accounts of Iraqi Christians from Mosul as many flee as well as the terrifying situation faced by those who have remained – as Christians are forced to convert, pay the jizya tax or be killed.

To read the article in full please click HERE.

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Insights from Sarah Ahmed, Canon Andrew's PA in Baghdad
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