A New Hope

On Saturday, May 12, Iraqis casted their votes for the nation’s fourth election since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. In the days prior to the election, on May 10 and on May 11, Iraqis living outside of the nation had the opportunity to vote. Shoki Konja of Franklin, Michigan, and Director of the Chaldean Voice Radio, was one of those people. He voted in Warren, Michigan at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chaldean Church. “It was an incredible, exhilarating feeling to be able to vote in this election and to have some sort of say in the process. My stained finger is proof that there is hope for Iraq,” said Konja.

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Nineveh Plain, the Chaldean Church: No to the Baghdad-Kurdish dispute

Seven months have already passed since the entire city of Mosul and the whole plain of Nineveh have been freed from the dominion of the Jihadists of the so-called Islamic State (Daesh). Yet, to this day, many cities of the Nineveh Plain, once inhabited by Christians, “are still empty”, and no resident has returned to their homes, abandoned in the summer of 2014 in the face of the advancement the “Caliphate’s militias. 

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