Friday, May 15, 2015

Local Iraqis show solidarity with persecuted Christians

All Saints Parish hosts fundraiser for humanitarian relief efforts
Sahar Najeb (left), Maryam Balyos, and Anas Sabah Sahyoon pose in traditional garb.
Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
Immigrants and parishioners have raised at least $18,000 after a benefit dinner May 9 to support Iraqis living under ISIS threat.
"Our beloved Iraq is currently going through a terrible crisis where acts of genocide, displacement, agony, and loss are a daily occurrence," said Sahar Najeb, who left Iraq in 2009.

"Tonight we have come together as a show of solidarity."
The profits from the banquet will go to the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace to fund efforts including shelter upgrades and water, sanitation and hygiene. Read more here.

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