(RNS) — While, as Tom Petty sang, we don’t have to live like refugees, we do have to remember what it means to live like a refugee.
NEW YORK (AP) — The president's promise rang hollow to advocates for persecuted religious minorities seeking refuge in the United States.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — An increasingly vocal band of advocates and experts says the Trump administration’s refugee policies are out of sync with its promises to protect religious minorities from persecution, especially Christians, Yazidis and other groups in the Middle East.
(The Conversation) — Nadia Murad's work against sexual violence, which has won her a share of this year's Nobel Peace Prize, came after suffering persecution by ISIS for being a Yazidi.
(RNS) — U.S. evangelical leaders have applauded a move to fund the restoration of Iraqi religious minority communities through USAID. But most parties involved say the real vexing issue is security.
(RNS) — U.S. Rep Chris Smith, R-N.J., blames 'U.S. government bureaucrats' for the failure to provide promised aid to persecuted religious minorities in Iraq.
WASHINGTON (RNS) 'Iraqis are not terrorists,' said Vian Dakhil as she received a human rights prize. 'We are friends and allies.'
(RNS) Vian Dakhil worked tirelessly on behalf of up to 700,000 Yazidis threatened by the Islamic State group's ethnic-cleansing campaign. But President Trump's travel ban prevents her from coming to the U.S.
DUHOK, Iraq (Reuters) - Mass Yazidi graves have been found since Kurdish forces retook areas north of Sinjar in December 2014, and the town itself in November 2015, but Islamic State had already transferred many Yazidis to other areas, including Tal Afar.
(RNS) The plight of Christians in the Middle East is all but ignored, say their advocates.
WASHINGTON -- The State Department says the designation by Secretary John Kerry does not create a legal obligation for the United States.
(RNS) To not say the truth would give Islamic militants a green light, says one Iraqi priest.
She said it was the word for "deliberately destroying lives and wiping out the existence Christians and other religious minorities."
It’s not un-American to save Assyrian Christians, Yazidis and others from genocide at the hands of the Islamic State group.
UNITED NATIONS -- The crimes were committed against Christian, Yazidi, Turkmen, Shabak, Sabaean-Mandaean, and Kaka'i people in Nineveh province between June and August 2014, found a report by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
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