Category - Iraq

  • 10 Jul 2011

    Two landmark rulings focusing on the war in Iraq have confirmed that the UK’s human rights obligations do extend beyond its borders to overseas conflicts.

  • 18 May 2011

    In his speeches at the demonstrations of the citizens’ protest movement in the Kurdish Region of northeastern Iraq, Mullah Kamaran has called for a revolution without violence—a jihad. He has urged the armed militias to put down their guns. He appealed to the demonstrators to see the soldiers as their brothers and not throw rocks or hurt them, and has twice been arrested for his stand. Peggy Gish of Christian Peacemaker Teams reports.

  • 25 Apr 2011

    A new song was playing on Iraqi Kurdistan radio just before Easter, which included the lines, "Don't kill this generation" and "don't kill the future." Michele Naar-Obed from Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) recounts part of the untold story of nonviolent action and brutal state violence in Suleimaniya and Kawler, the state capital.

  • 19 Apr 2011

    A number of student protesters are being held captive within an Iraqi Kurdistan governate, Ekklesia has heard from peace workers in the area.

  • 13 Apr 2011

    Iraqi authorities have been told to stop attacks on peaceful protesters calling for political reform and an end to unemployment, poor services and corruption.

  • 30 Mar 2011

    The Christian Legal Centre (CLC) repeatedly claim that Christians in Britain are being discriminated against because of their faith. But they don't appear to have said anything about Brian Haw, the Christian activist who lost a court case recently, when the judge ruled that he should be evicted from his peace camp opposite Parliament.

  • 17 Mar 2011

    The High Court has ruled that Christian peace activist Brian Haw should be evicted from the pavement opposite Parliament.

  • 24 Feb 2011

    Iraqi Christians continue to flee because their safety cannot be guaranteed and there is little hope - but the church will not give up, its leaders have said.

  • 20 Feb 2011

    On Friday 18 February 2011, a former defence minister sat beside me in a Sky News studio and insisted that the Bahraini government is not an oppressive regime. Hours later, Bahraini troops opened fire on unarmed demonstrators.

  • 19 Feb 2011

    Leaders of the churches in Iraq met with members of the World Council of Churches Central Committee and others in Geneva this week.