Iraq

  • 16 Mar 2009

    Students and staff from The Queen's Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education and St Francis Hall in Birmingham University will hold a lamentation ceremony on the sixth anniversary of the Iraq war.

  • 8 Feb 2009

    Even though the physical voting process at the Iraqi electoral sites seemed fair, the IHEC's implementation of its internal registration rules, led to a flawed outcome disfavouring the Kurds, says Peggy Gish.

  • 13 Jan 2009

    The escalating conflict in Gaza frays all well-intended political and faith-based efforts at peacemaking in the Middle East, says Wilson Tan. But Christian peacemaking is still a viable and necessary option.

  • 28 Nov 2008

    The Iraqi parliament has voted to accept a deal on the future withdrawal of US troops from the country after negotiations with the White House, the State Department and a variety of interests and voices within the country.

  • 14 Nov 2008

    President-elect Obama is being deluged with well-meaning advice, says Middle East expert Michael Marten. Maybe we expect too much, but taking a realistic look at how he might handle various conflicts in the region remains important.

  • 29 Oct 2008

    US National Council of Churches' General Secretary Michael Kinnamon has welcomed a call by World Council of Churches chief the Rev Dr Samuel Kobia "to quell the violence" against the hard-pressed Christian minority in Iraq.

  • 28 Aug 2008

    Christian and other peacemakers staged a 10-hour vigil outside Canada House in London's Trafalgar Square yesterday, to call on on the Canadian government to halt the deportation of US soldiers who have fled the war in Iraq.

  • 23 Jul 2008

    Five years after the 2003 invasion of Iraq the humanitarian situation for many people continues to deteriorate, says Mennonite Central Committee, which is extending its humanitarian work there.

  • 18 Jun 2008

    Catholic bishops in the UK have spoken out over the “systematic and deliberately relentless” persecution of Christians in Iraq during an emotional Mass at Westminster Cathedral filled with families mourning lost loved ones.

  • 4 Jun 2008

    The president of the Uniting Church in Australia has said his country should spend as much on reconstructing Iraq as its did on its military operations there - given the desperate need for healing and hope in the war-torn country.