20/07/2023

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Will Christianity disappear from Iraq?

Article by Visiting Fellow Simon P. Kennedy, published by World (https://wng.org/).

Two decades after American intervention, Christians are being pushed out.

Iraq is known today as a Muslim nation. Islam is entrenched in the constitution and a vast majority of its population are followers of Muhammad’s teaching. However, the region has an even longer Christian history, with evidence suggesting the gospel was present back in the second century.

Today, though, Christianity in Iraq is in dramatic decline. Since the 2003 invasion by U.S.-led coalition forces, the Christian community in Iraq has experienced catastrophic collapse. Before the war, the country had a Christian population of 1.3 million. Today, Iraqi church officials claim there are approximately 250,000 remaining, a drop of 83 percent in two decades.

 

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