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Each week we post a selection of recent online items where you can find out about the latest developments in the countries in which the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East operates – Iraq and Jordan. This week's Media Summary features news about the recent car bombing in Baghdad and the influence of Christianity in Jordan. Iraq Al Jazeera: Deadly car bombing rocks Iraq's Baghdad The Daily Express: End of Christianity In Iraq? Priest sees NO FUTURE for the religion in Middle Eastern city Jordan Crux: Bishop says the Christian influence in Jordan is still strong Business Insider: Jordan commander: ISIS increasingly strong in Read More >>
Last week we shared an update from one of our Trustees, Christopher Segar, who recently went to Northern Iraq to see for himself the positive impact our work is having. This week's update is about the children's projects we are supporting, which include a kindergarten in Erbil, a girls school in Harsham Camp, and an Autism Centre in Kirkuk. Um al Noor Kindergarten The Um al Noor Kindergarten is run by the Syrian Orthodox Church and is based in a large villa in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan. It caters for around 130 Christian children, mainly from the camps Read More >>

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We have been asked about the confusion on social media regarding Canon Andrew White’s alleged dismissal, and it is with regret that the FRRME Board of Trustees finds it necessary to correct some statements made by Canon Andrew.

The Board were surprised to receive Canon Andrew White’s resignation on the 27th October which he stated was on health grounds and made the very difficult decision to accept Canon Andrew White’s resignation so he could pursue treatments to improve his health. The Board would like to make it very clear Canon Andrew White was not dismissed, pushed or in any way coaxed into leaving.

The Board and staff choose to honour Canon Andrew by continuing the great work that he helped pioneer through FRRME over the years.

FRRME’s operations in the Middle East (specifically in Iraq and Jordan) continue undiminished as needs increase. They are under the direction of our competent Director of Operations and her team in the field. FRRME is now supporting over 4,500 Christian families in Iraq and 370 Iraqi Christian refugee families in Jordan with shelter, food, clothing, medical assistance and education (as can be read in this week’s update featuring, among others, the Um Al Noor Kindergarten in Erbil which cares for 130 Christian IDP children). All this is enabled through the precious support of FRRME’s supporters.

Thank you, the FRRME Team.
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Sarah McDermott, Allen Baker and 23 others like this

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Cecilia HaleI too have been confused by Canon Andrew White's leaving FRRME I nearly stopped my monthly donation to FRRME but decided to continue and in addition sent a one off donation to Andrew.

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Sharon DixonI pray that this situation can be reconciled. It would appear very damaging to both reputations. FFRME is still a vital organisation and needs the same level of support as before.

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Dolores CunniffeGod bless and wonderful to see Sarah's great work.

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Christine HallamThank you for this post clarifying the situation.

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Our team on the ground in Iraq has been to Qaraqosh in the north of the country. This photo is of the burned-out Church of the Immaculate Conception (under ISIS control until October last year). There will be more about this in our next update. Visit our website and sign-up to our weekly newsletter - ... See MoreSee Less

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Deborah Horne KuypersYou can destroy the building but they cannot take away the Lord that is in our hearts.

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