“There were approximately 1.5 million Christians (six per cent of population) in Iraq in 2003, but there are only 250,000 left.”- This was reported on March 2017, when the British newspaper The Independent interviewed Canon Andrew White, the former vicar of Baghdad.
In fact, Mosul was one of the cities that had the largest Christian presence in the country. As it became the ISIS’ headquarters for many years, many would think that Christianity was indeed banned from the region.
MORE does not believe so. Therefore, just last month we launched our new Community Center in Mosul, which will help Christian families who are transitioning back home after ISIS left the city. A church is also being planted in the facility. Our prayer is that not only our brothers and sisters find refuge as they rebuild their lives, but also new people will come to Christ through the witness of their resilience.