Mike Aquilina

Donnybrook

Tuesday August 29th 2006, 1:40 pm

Archaeology magazine gives us a distressing follow-up story on the recent threats to the cultural heritage of Iraq’s Assyrian and Chaldean Christians. We’ve discussed that heritage often (see, for example, here and here). The threat we discussed most recently here. Pray for Iraq. Pray for these Christians, that they may know safety and peace, and that the memories they guard for us will not be lost.

UPDATE: CNS reports on the dangers and displacement faced by Chaldean Christians. According to Joseph Kassab, head of the Chaldean Federation of America, Chaldeans have been targeted for violence because “the Iraqi Christians are a peaceful people. They are not divided into tribes. They don’t have a militia to protect them like the Shiites or the Sunnis or the Kurds.”