Iraqi Christians A Primer

Ufheil-Somers, Amanda
June 2013
Middle East Report;Summer2013, Issue 267, p18
Academic Journal
The article explores the degree to which Christians disappear from the Middle East. It mentions the merit of such claim in the case of Iraq since the invasion of the U.S. in 2003 as half of Iraqi Christians fled the country to escape the violence of war, occupation, and insurgency. It notes the higher proportion of Christians as registered refugees than those that comprised the Iraqi population. It also emphasizes that many of those who fled seek employment and a safer, more stable life and many churches hold services for once or twice a month.


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