IRAQ: Urgent need for regional political solutions

by Marie Dennis Pax Christi International Co-President As the progression of violence in already-violent Iraq commanded the attention of the world, Pope Francis joined the call to prayer and expressed his hope for "security and peace and a future of reconciliation and justice where all Iraqis, whatever their religious affiliation, will be able together to build … Continue reading IRAQ: Urgent need for regional political solutions

IRAQ: Iraq – Unintended consequences and lessons for U.S. policy

by Bishop Richard E. Pates In March 2013, I visited Iraq to attend the installation of Monsignor Louis Sako as the new Chaldean Catholic Patriarch. During that visit, I had a brief, yet startling, introduction to the country in the aftermath of dictatorship, invasion, occupation and civil war. The comments of my Iraqi interlocutors are engraved in … Continue reading IRAQ: Iraq – Unintended consequences and lessons for U.S. policy