Driving through the spring-like region of Kurdistan-Iraq
Wednesday, 13th March 2019
Thursday, 14th March 2019
Friday, 15th March 2019
After a cool night in a simple monastery cell, we participate in a four-hour Syrian Orthodox church service. There are 15 mostly young deacons from the destroyed village Bahzani ordained. An investment in the future of the country. Great moments of hope and faith for people who currently have little perspective as a religious minority.
Saturday, 16th March 2019
Sunday, 17th March 2019
Mar Abrs Youkhanna, Bishop of the Assyrian Church of the East in Erbil, is grateful for the possibility of the predominantly undisturbed exercise of his faith. But he urges the same rights for Christians in Iraq. They can no longer be citizen 2nd class!
Monday, 18th March 2019
It was an honor for us to be received by Houshyar Qardakh Syawish, Member of Iraqi Parliament, Chaldean Coalition representative, and Ano Jawhar Abdoka, President of Shlama Trend for Christian Affairs & Head of National Unity Alliance (Biggest Christian Block in Kurdistan Region Parliament, 3 seats) at National Unity Alliance Headquarters in Ankawa city. Sincerely, they have answered our (sometimes difficult) questions. It is admirable that as Christians they are engaged in a political system that in many places wants to take a different direction in the majority.