Keeping you informed

Every Friday we publish our Weekly Media Summary, a selection of news stories about the region in which we work. Currently, our projects are in northern Iraq, Baghdad and Amman. Much of the online news these days is behind paywalls but we will do our best to share content which is free to view.

This week’s media summary includes articles about the plight of Christians in northern Iraq. There is also an article about the ongoing instability in Jordan which has been caused by economic hardship. We have also included an article about the stand-off between the state of Israel and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

Iraq

The Christian Post: Christians Work to Rebuild Their Lives in Iraqi Town Decimated by ISIS (Interview)

Kurdistan 24: New school for displaced children opened by Hungary, Chaldean Church

Rudaw: Friar trains Iraqis to preserve ‘treasures’ rescued from ISIS

Herald Malaysia: Archbishop of Kirkuk remembers Mgr Rahho’s martyrdom, an example of faith for Iraqi Christians

Jordan

Haaretz: Jordan’s Stability at Stake as Fury Over Economic Hardship Rages

The National: Jordan mourns Amman bookseller who promoted reading for all

The Jordan Times: Jordan Tourism Board announces launch of ‘Art Destination Jordan’

Other stories

Gulf News: Why is Israel threatening Christian churches in Jerusalem?

Verse of the Day

He has saved us and called us to a holy life – not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time. 2 Timothy 1:9 NIV