“The ultimate question for a responsible man to ask is not how he is to extricate himself heroically from the affair, but how the coming generation shall continue to live.” (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
A future for Christians, Yazidi and religious minorities under pressure in Iraq
Iraq is considered the cradle of civilization. Already on the first pages the Bible reports about the foundation of the city of Nineveh, today’s Mossul, by Nimrod. More than 5000 years ago the Mesopotamian advanced civilization was at home here, in which Abraham was also born. But other religions and cultures have also developed their traditions here over the centuries.
Decades of war and not least the terror of ISIS have left an atmosphere of hopelessness and mutual distrust between the many different groups in Iraq. But a peaceful future can only succeed together!
Since 2017, we have been working to ensure that Christians, Yazidi and religious minorities in Iraq have a perspective for a reconciled life in dignity and security.
With our political commitment we are active in German politics, the church and the media as advocates for Religious Freedom in Iraq. To do this, we bring together various actors from politics, religious communities and civil society. In Germany and in Iraq.
On our initiative we have founded the network “Peace & Advocacy in Iraq” together with seven other organizations from the field of Peace Work in Iraq and Germany. We want to promote the meeting of people from different backgrounds and train them to actively participate in reconciliation and shaping their society.
With our humanitarian commitment we help with reconstruction, support small businesses and the distribution of relief goods. People should be able to rebuild their lives and provide for themselves.
We are active in the sense of goal 16 of the global Sustainable Development Goals: