Posts Categorized: Iraq

WCC on Iraq

From the World Council of Churches on Iraq: Prayers and solidarity for the churches in Northern Iraq WCC calls for urgent action in Iraq Letter to the UN Secretary-General on Iraq Learn about Presbyterians at work with our sisters and brothers in Iraq An open letter (from Lebanon) to Ban Ki-moon on behalf of Mosul’s… Read more »

An open letter to Ban Ki-moon on the fate of Mosul’s Christians

A version of this article appeared online and in the print edition of The Daily Star on August 08, 2014, on page 7. A group of liberal-minded Muslim and Christian Lebanese professionals and academics has written an open letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressing grave concern about the latest persecution of Christians in the northern Iraqi… Read more »

World Humanitarian Day

August 19 marks World Humanitarian Day.  Today the United Nations community joined together in celebrating and remembering the lives of those who lost theirs in humanitarian service and for those who continue to do humanitarian work.  To read a description of World Humanitarian Day, read the UN statement below. In December 2008, the sixty-third session… Read more »

People helping people- a celebration of World Humanitarian Day

  Photo: Joseph Donnelly, Caritas Internationalis Today, I had the opportunity to join with UN Secretary General Ban Ki- moon, Undersecretary General Valerie Amos, Executive Director of UNICEF Anthony Lake as well as other senior United Nations officials in celebrating World Humanitarian Day at UN Headquarters in New York City. This is the third year… Read more »

Statement on World Humanitarian Day

Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on World Humanitarian Day, August 19, 2011 On World Humanitarian Day, we recognize the heroes who brave danger to deliver aid where it is most desperately needed. Humanitarians save lives, mitigate the cycle of chronic desperation that makes the world less safe, and… Read more »

The Big Tent is underway

The Presbyterian Peacemaking Conference is underway in Indianapolis.  Yesterday, we met with the Iraq Partnership Network and the Brazil Mission Network.   It is great to meet people doing amazing work for the church around the world!  Stay tuned to Facebook, Twitter and this blog for more updates from the Big Tent.

Security Council meets on civilians in armed conflict

Twice a year, the United Nations Security Council has an open debate around the role of civilians in armed conflict. Today, the Security Council held this biannual debate, with testimony from Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping…

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Prayers for a Saturday morning . . .

and other times . . . Pray for the people of . . . Yemen, Bahrain, Jordan, Libya and other countries who call for change . . . Uganda who are vote . . . Palestine and Israel who stand…

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Prayers for Middle Eastern Christians

From the Rev. Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.): We need to be in prayer for our Christian sisters and brothers in Egypt and Iraq where they are being targeted by terrorists. Bombings at churches and even…

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