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An urgent call to stop the horrific suffering in Iraq

Iraq is divided and suffers many difficult challenges politically, economically and socially. Peace and reconciliation is critical and dialogue within the country is of utmost importance in order to bring about a lasting resolution to this humanitarian crisis.

With Mosul’s Christians gone, Islamic State troops take over 4th-century monastery

ERBIL, Iraq: (RNS) A day after most of Mosul’s Christians fled, Islamic State fighters stormed the fourth-century Mar Behnam Monastery near the city. They forced two priests, a monk, a guard and a few families taking refuge there to leave the Syriac Catholic compound. Like many Christians from Mosul, which lies in the province of Nineveh, […]

Walden’s Words: Not a vacation for everyone

Military time is not the same as civilian time. Having served as an Air Force Chaplain Reservist for over a decade, I continue to enjoy this aspect of my life. It has been one of the best professional decisions in my pastoral ministry.  I served at Pope Air Force Base in North Carolina, Selfridge Military […]

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