Category - Iraq

  • May 23, 2010

    The Iraq war has become a central issue in the Labour Party's leadership contest, with candidates seeking to distance themselves from the decision to invade the country.

  • April 29, 2010

    21 religious leaders in the US have signed letters to Hillary Clinton and Robert Gates, urging them to seek protection of minority groups in Iraq, including Christians.

  • April 17, 2010

    The Western understanding of Iraq and the impact of post-war conditions on Iraqi minorities, not least Christians, is often woefully ignorant, says Harry Hagopian. But the BBC is to be commended for a recent radio programme examining the 'hidden conflict' in the troubled country.

  • April 8, 2010

    Rowan Williams says a partial 'Western' view of their faith means Tony Blair and George Bush had little understanding of Christianity in Iraq when launching the disastrous 2003 war.

  • April 6, 2010

    This text and podcast is the second of five reflective radio talks for Easter from Harry Hagopian, focusing on the presence, life and witness of the often-forgotten historic Christian communities across the Middle East. Today, attention turns to the war-ravaged and destitute Christians of Iraq.

  • March 19, 2010

    The Defence Select Committee of the House of Commons is facing a mixed response after saying that war is not just about winning but should lead to a “better peace”.

  • March 5, 2010

    Two very different hearings have taken place in Britain today, concerned with questions of peace and war.

  • March 5, 2010

    The Prime Minister has admitted that Britain’s participation in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has cost UK taxpayers over £18billion. He told the Iraq Inquiry that invading Iraq was “the right decision and made for the right reasons".

  • March 5, 2010

    US agency Christian Solidarity International has urged President Obama to respond to continuing targeted violence against Iraq's ancient Christian community.

  • February 24, 2010

    Iraq is heading towards the much-anticipated 7 March 2010 legislative elections. Harry Hagopian asks whether these will augur another fresh start for the country, or will it simply be a simulation of an old failure?