Christianity in Iraq: Challenges and Hopes


Thursday, November 17, 2022, 4:30pm


Williams Chapel, Swartz Hall 212, 45 Francis Avenue

His Excellency Archbishop Bashar Warda, Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Erbil, Iraq

Christianity in Iraq is on the brink of erasure. Once home to some of the world’s oldest Christian sites and communities, Iraq and the greater Levant has witnessed an onslaught of instability and violence targeting minority religions. Despite these challenges, leaders of Iraq’s Christian community have risen to become a voice for persecuted religious groups across the region. Archbishop Bashar Warda is a face of these efforts, and his remarks will draw upon both his experience in Iraq, and of the Gospel in defending Christianity and religious freedom today.   

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