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 includes news about the ongoing battle for Mosul between ISIS and Iraqi government forces, and a new initiative by IKEA to employ refugees in Jordan to produce handmade goods.
Al Jazeera: Iraqi forces ‘make further gains' against ISIL in Mosul
Gulf News: Iraq ruling coalition opposes Kurdish independence referendum
Curbed: IKEA will employ refugees to produce handmade goods in Jordan
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At St George's Church in Baghdad, where our work began and where we are fully funding a health clinic, the congregation celebrated Easter amid worsening sectarian violence. On Good Friday a bomb went off in the city's Al-Maalef district killing two people and injuring four. Despite this, hundreds of people came to the church to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The Easter service was led by the Rt Rev Michael Lewis, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf, who washed the feet of the parishioners. To watch a video of the Easter Sunday service click here.
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The first Palm Sunday since #ISIS destroyed #Iraq's city of #Qaraqosh was held today!
The archbishop of #Mosul, Yohanna Petros Mouche, speaks during mass on #PalmSunday in Iraq's main Christian town of Qaraqosh on April 9, 2017