As we mentioned last week, at the 2017 Supreme Convention in St Louis, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson announced a new initiative to rebuild a town in Iraq destroyed by ISIS.
“In a move that will give many Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq hope for the future, the Knights of Columbus will raise and donate $2 million to save Karamdes, a predominantly Christian town on the Nineveh Plain which was liberated from ISIS late last year.
The Knights’ action will move hundreds of families from minority religious communities in Iraq – especially Christians – back to the homes from which they were evicted by ISIS in summer, 2014.
The Knights’ action matches a similar donation by the government of Hungary, which recently donated $2 million to save another predominantly Christian town, Teleskov. About 1,000 families have now moved back to that town, providing proof that such actions can actually work in returning Christian populations to pre-ISIS levels in the region.”
Parts of the preceding piece are excerpts from a post on the KofC website. You can find the link to this article and other information about us at: www.IWKnights.com/bulletin or at facebook.com/IWknights9981.
Map of Karamdes (Karamlish), Nīnawá, Iraq
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