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Volume 45, Number 3
26 October 2012
Annie Grunow

A man tosses seeds in the market of Qaraqosh. (photo: Safin Hamed/Metrography)

In the November 2011 issue of ONE, Namo Abdulla filled us in on the new lives that Iraqi’s persecuted Christians are making in northern Kurdish regions. As reported in the pages of ONE:

Since 2003, Iraqi Christians have found unlikely allies among their Kurdish compatriots. As tens of thousands of Christians flooded Kurdistan in search of refuge, local residents and Kurdish authorities have for the most part warmly welcomed them. A number of Christians also hold important offices in Kurdistan’s government. And among Iraqi leaders from other ethnic and religious communities, only Kurds have ever indicated support for a semiautonomous Christian region.

“Kurds and Christians are on the same side,” says Mr. Hakari. “Relations between Christians and Kurds have improved as much as the distance between the sky and earth.”

To read more about how Christians are adapting to life in Kurdistan, click here.

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