During the past few months, Tijuana has become the gathering ground for some 150 Iraqi Chaldeans
who fear religious persecution in their native country, The refugees had planned to seek asylum in Mexico if their applications for asylum were denied by the United States; one relative said.
The BGAS strategic buying campaign was launched to address: (1) a recent series of assaults, lock-ins and other illegal and abusive practices of Arab gas station owners and attendants against African-American men, women, children and senior citizens; (2) years of complaints about poor treatment and even killings of African-Americans at Arab gas stations and Chaldean
establishments; and (3) the failure of major corporations to help establish black-owned businesses or to reinvest in the African-American communities from which they siphon billions of dollars yearly.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Representative of Assyrians and Chaldeans
at the Iranian Parliament Yonatan Betkelia underlined that religious minorities enjoy different kinds of freedom in Iran.
branch numbers 304,000 followers, some 65,000 of whom are in the United States, with headquarters in Southfield, Mich.
Embassy in Baghdad expressed on Thursday its condolences on the death of Cardinal Emmanuel Delly III, the former head of the Chaldean
Catholic Church in Iraq and the world.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The Assyrian- Chaldean
Church, the main Christian church in Iran, appreciated Islamic Republic officials for enshrining equal rights for all Iranian ethnic and religious groups.
in America, the bishop said his hope is that they will continue to raise their children in their historic faith, "because we believe that without faith our life has no meaning.
The Assyrian-Babylonian New Year, Akitu or Kha b'Nissan, on April 1st 2009 marked the 6759th year on the ancient calendar of the Assyrians (also known as Chaldeans
2-3 in the Vatican to elect the new patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans
Second, the Chaldeans
say, the growing presence of American Protestant evangelical missionaries in Iraq is not helping.
suffered oppression not only under Hussein's rule, but also under that of the Ottoman Empire of Turkey, and under the Kurds for generations.
Kassarji said all six groups -- Syriac Orthodox, Syriac Catholic, Latins, Assyrians, Chaldeans
and Copts -- were in agreement.
Khalaf Abdul Samad, during his visit to Chaldean
Mar Afram Church and meeting Father Imad Al-Bunni of the Christian Chaldeans
in the southern area of Iraq, said "the aim of this visit is to see the necessary requirements of the Christians in Basra, who have a long and deep tradition in the history of the city, as other social sectors here".
Religious Minorities in Iran deals with the remaining 2 percent composed of Christians (Armenians, Assyrians, Chaldeans
, Iranian Christian converts), Jews, Zoroastrians, and Bahais.
The minister regarded the dispensary as a humble step for the protection of Chaldeans
and Christians of the Orient in general.