Sinan Antoon's acclaimed novel, now out in English, sheds light on the realities faced by Christians in Iraq.
Ordinary people from Syria, Libya, and Iraq shed light on the costs of conflict.
The United States has been engaged for decades in a seemingly endless series of wars and military operations.
Gerard Russell’s account of disappearing Middle Eastern religions has an elegiac quality. It’s heartrending and often infuriating.
As many as 13.6 million people have been displaced by the conflicts in Iraq and Syria. What can American Christians do?
The question isn't how frightening ISIS is. It's what actual threat it poses—and how to contain that threat without causing more harm.
“Why is the world silent while Christians are being slaughtered in the Middle East and Africa?” asks Ronald S. Lauder. The World Jewish Congress president frames the question in a larger paint-by-numbers argument defending Israel’s assault on Gaza and criticizing the moral instincts of “beautiful celebrities,” reporters, and the U.N. who have not responded adequately to the brutality of Boko Haram and ISIS. An argument like Lauder's is liable to predictable demands for greater American military involvement in the region. But the silence he names is real.
Three faiths esteem Jonah, whom God sent to the city now called Mosul.
In the ninth century, Timothy I was a global statesman. In the 20th, Raphael Bidawid led a tiny denomination in the paranoid Iraq of Saddam Hussein.
Chicago-based artist Michael Rakowitz is opening a food-truck this week, a date set to coincide with the ninth anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War. Through his project Enemy Kitchen, Rakowitz has been using Iraqi food and culture to break down cultural barriers for several years. He is launching the food truck as part of the Smart Museum of Art's new exhibit called "Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art."
Christian history in the region goes back to the earliest days of the church. As late as the eighth century, Baghdad—not Rome or Constantinople—might have been declared the center of Christianity.