Canon White interviewed on Sky News

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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?

David Post’s Baghdad Talks – September 2014

Recently, David Post – also known as the Cycling Vicar – visited St George’s Church in Baghdad. Since returning he has been giving a series of talks to share about his visit and the work of FRRME. Here is what David has to say:

“Following my visit to St. George’s Church in Baghdad in October 2013, I have been planning a series of cycling/speaking tours for 2014, so that I can share, with as many as possible, what I have seen and experienced of the life, worship and work of this amazing Church and its Vicar, Canon Andrew White. I am hoping to encourage many to commit themselves to support all that is done through Andrew and St. George’s, by regular prayer, and by regular giving to FRRME. Visitors will always be welcome at any of these gatherings.”

The dates for September are as follows:

Monday 15, 7:30pm – All Saint’s Church, Redgrave, Suffolk.

Tuesday 16, 7:30pm – Bethesda Baptist Church, Ipswich.

Wednesday 17, 7:30pm – St Nicholas’ Church, Canvey.

Friday 19, 8:00pm – St Peter’s Church, Staines.

Sunday 21, 11:00am – St Mary’s Church, Hanwell.

Monday 22, 8:00pm – St Giles Church, Codicote, Hertfordshire.

Tuesday 23, 8:00pm – St George’s Church, Stamford.

If anyone would like David to come to any other area later this year or in 2015, he can be contacted after the 24 September on 01673-843388.

Media Summary 4 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 figures released on displaced Iraqis by the UN and the Kurdish Region Government, advances being made against IS and increased calls for military intervention from the international community.

Media Summary

Relief Web: Joint press release of KRG and UN on displacement figures

Al Jazeera: Iraqi forces ‘advance against IS fighters’

Al Monitor: Iraqi intellectuals start campaign to end bloodshed

Daily Star: NATO would consider Iraq request for ISIS help: chief

BBC: Iraqi forces ‘reach besieged Amerli’

 

Al Jazeera: Interactive: Iraq’s Exodus

Canon White on BBC Radio 4

"Impossible to engage" with the Islamic State

September 3rd had Canon White on BBC Radio 4. He stated his belief that it is “impossible to engage” in peace talks with the Islamic State, because of their insistence on violent methods. He reiterates the dangerous position of everyone in Iraq. He says that hostage negotiations with IS are impossible and warns, that those not working in imperative positions should not be in the country.

You can listen to Canon White’s interview HERE.

Working for FRRME: Administration Assistant

FRRME is looking for an Administrative Assistant to support the work of the organisation. The successful applicant will become a key part of our small but capable team of staff based in Petersfield, Hampshire.

They will be:

  • Responsible for administration of all records, correspondence and contact with FRRME supporters and donors.
  • Participate in the efficient and effective administration of the FRRME at the Petersfield office, under the supervision of the Finance Manager.
  • We are a Christian UK-registered charity and it is a genuine occupational requirement that you are a committed Christian and in full agreement with the aims and objectives of FRRME.

Hours 20 hours per week. Flexible working arrangements available.

Salary: £17,290 pro rata (£9.50 per hour)

Application: By CV and covering letter. Email Fiona Bunn admin@frrme.org for a person specification and job description, or see www.frrme.org.

Deadline: 15th September 2014.

Interviews: On receipt of suitable application.

Administrative Assistant Job Description

 

 

 

Media Summary 28 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

news on moves to counter IS advances by the Kurdish and Iraqi forces, continued oppression of Iraq’s minorities by IS and the political developments as Iraqi politicians and the international community seek to resolve the current crisis.

Media Summary

BBC: Iraq Conflict: US ‘plans aid drop to Iraqi Turkmen’

Daily Star: Iraq forces mass to break ISIS siege of Amerli

Rudaw: Retreating IS militants torch Ain Zalah oil wells

Niqash: Bypassing Baghdad: international allies in direct talks with Iraq’s Sunnis and Kurds

Al-Monitor: Iraqi politicians must focus on priorities over infighting

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