“Spotlight on Baghdad” Tour 2014

David Post, the cycling Vicar, has almost completed his “Spotlight on Baghdad” tour for 2014. David has cycled to and spoken at an impressive 48 churches so far this year, sharing about the work of FRRME at St George’s in Baghdad having visited in October 2013. David has been an avid supporter of FRRME and since 2009 has cycled 5,946 miles raising money for St George’s.

David’s final talk will be on Thursday 2 October at 10am at Newark Archdeaconry Mothers’ Union meeting in the Jubilee Hall, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire.

David is hoping to continue these Cycling/Speaking tours in 2015, and would be glad to receive invitations to anywhere in the UK.

A booking received already for Thursday March 19 at Kirkburton, Huddersfield, would mean March 16 -21 would be a good week for other bookings in that area.

April 27 – May 9 would be a good time for a route through Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, north of Birmingham, Herefordshire, and down to Swansea area.

June 29 –  July 11 could be a suitable period to  meet interest already expressed  from Newbury, Corsham, Sidmouth and through to Devon and Cornwall.

Anyone interested from these areas, or from other areas at other times, please contact David initially by email – davidcwpost@googlemail.com – or by phone on 01673 843388, to discuss possibilities.

Media Summary 9 October 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 news on towns recaptured from IS in Iraq, concerns over the effectiveness of airstrikes alone and the use of chemical weapons by IS, and tensions between the Turks and Kurds over the situation in Kobane in Syria.

Media Summary

Al Jazeera: ISIL booby traps leave Iraq town deserted

BBC: Iraq crisis: Western airstrikes not enough, says Irbil Archbishop

Rudaw: ISIS may resort to chemical attacks, expert warns

Al Jazeera: Turkish-Kurdish relations threatened by ISIL

BBC: Turkish action against IS in Syria ‘unrealistic’

Archbishop of Irbil: “we need more force”

Archbishop

The BBC released a news piece on the Christian community in Iraq on 6th October. The piece includes an interview with Catholic Archbishop of Irbil, Bashar Warda, in which he states more force is needed to keep Christians safe. The Archbishop is one of FRRME’s partners whom we are assisting in providing relief to displaced Iraqis in Erbil.

To view the news piece, please click HERE.

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Media Summary 2 October 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 news on the use and effectiveness of air strikes in Iraq, advances by the Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Iraqi Army, and analysis of Turkey’s possible involvement in the conflict.

Media Summary

BBC: Islamic State crisis: Abadi opposes Arab states in Iraq

Daily Star: airstrikes persist despite intelligence gaps

Rudaw: Kurdish strategy emerges to advance on ISIS-held Shingal

Daily Star: Iraqi Kurds look to sky for breakthrough against ISIS

Rudaw: Erdogan vows to fight ISIS as parliament poised to vote on action

Al Jazeera: Analysis: Why Turkey matters in the anti-ISIL war

Canon White interviewed on Sky News

Sky screen shot

Canon Andrew White was interviewed by Sky News TV on 29 September in which he talked about mood in Baghdad as Islamic State militants make their approach to the city, with some reports claiming they are as near as 5 miles from the outskirts. In the interview Canon White states, “We are at a crisis point. People know ISIS are coming nearer.”

The full interview can be viewed by clicking the link HERE.

Media Summary 25 September 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 news on the war against IS and the emerging international coalition and different perspectives on what is best for Iraq’s Christians.

Media Summary

Al Jazeera: Iraqis sceptical about war on ISIL

Al-Monitor: IS makes plans to fend off attacks on Mosul

Al Jazeera: Fears in Jordan over attacks on ISIL

Rudaw: Bishop: Don’t exclude Christians from inclusive Iraq

Washington Post: Christianity in Iraq is finished

Media Summary 18 September 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 news on tensions in the anti-IS coalition internationally and in Iraq, crimes against women committed by IS and the needs of Iraqi IDPs.

Media Summary

New York Times: Shiite militias pose challenge for U.S. in Iraq

Rudaw: Analysis: Iraq government more of the same

Al-Monitor: Political rifts threaten Iraq’s anti-IS coalition

Rudaw: Kurdistan official: IS crimes against women need world action

Press TV: Iraq’s refugee crisis hinders school education: Report

Daily Star: Displaced Iraqis lack crucial medicine

Media Summary 11 September 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 news on the new Iraqi government and their strategy for addressing IS, and US plans to expand their strikes in Iraq and Syria.

Media Summary

BBC: Islamic State crisis: Obama threatens action in Syria

Al Jazeera: A new Iraqi government strategy to fight IS

Al Monitor: Abadi’s new government will face challenges

Al Monitor: Iraqi clerics show support of minorities

Daily Star: Round 3 in Iraq: a war against terror or against corruption?

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