ICIN’s trustees are scheduled to meet with Bishop Audo, the Chaldean Bishop of Aleppo –Syria, on his next visit to the UK later this month. The council is keen to be briefed on the situation in Syria and particularly on ICIN's Widows Programme in Damascus which His Grace has been supervising for a few years now.
Bishop Audo will be celebrating mass on the the 30th of November at:
The Holy Family Catholic Church,
Acton, London W3 0DY
During his visit to the UK earlier this month, the Syriac Catholic Bishop of Mosul, Mar Youhana Boutros Moshi, met with ICIN’s Trustees and supporters and briefed them on the events that led to the mass exodus of Christians from Mosul and the Nineveh Plain. He described the dire state they are in and their immediate needs. He thanked ICIN for the continuous aid and hoped more can be done.
The crisis situation of refugees in Iraq continues, on the one hand, with ongoing tales of hardship and deprivation and, on the other, with the love shown towards its needy Christians by many people in the world and not least in the UK. Donations to ICIN continue almost daily and we are grateful to all of you our supporters everywhere for your continued generosity. We are particularly grateful to those who responded so generously to the Appeal by St John's in Notting Hill: £100,000 was collected and is being channelled through ICIN for the relief of Iraqi Christians who fled Mosul and the Nineveh plains.
ICIN is saddened by the passing of Mrs Birtha Saleem Jarjis Amso. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. May she rest in peace.
Due to the tragic events that followed the occupation of the Nineveh plain, the inhabitants of all the Christian villages are now refugees in Ankawa and Dhok. At least a hundred thousand people are homeless and in dire need of help for basic needs such as water, food and shelter (read full post for latest photos from Ankawa.com). We renew our plea to you, our supporters, to help in this on-going humanitarian crisis.
Please give generously by donating online using the form below, or by cheque made payable to ICIN.
Thank you for your generosity.
ICIN is pleased to announce that Carl Bahoshy will be giving Organ and Piano recitals at various venues over the coming months. Unless otherwise stated, 90% of the net proceeds of ticket sales and funds raised will be donated to ICIN with the other 10% donated to the host church.
ICIN gratefully acknowledges Carl's contribution to its various causes and will be regularly updating this website with the schedule below for news of upcoming concerts. Your support is, as always, kindly requested, and your attendance at any of these events much appreciated.
Sincere thanks to all of you who responded and are still responding to our Mosul appeal. The events since last June have been truly tragic and we pray that the international community is inspired to act for the protection and support of Christian and other minorities in the area.
ICIN's talent show is here again.
Do you have a talent in singing, dancing, playing an instrument, drawing, telling jokes, doing magic, doing a gig...etc? Are you prepared to perform for 5 minutes in front of your family and friends? Please don't keep your talent to yourself, come and entertain us. Every talent is welcome.
Part of Iraq Christian heritage: some churches and monasteries in Mosul and the surrounding area, most of which are currently occupied by ISIS.