Iraq: Threats Light Fire



In recent months, deadly attacks targeted Shiite Muslim pilgrims in Najaf and Karbala, where the Muslim Peacemaker Teams is based, and Syriac Christians in the Baghdad neighborhood where CPTers lived until 2006.

A priest close to the team back then was among those who cleaned up blood and body parts of the 58 people killed in Our Lady of Deliverance church on 31 October.

The attackers said their assault was in part revenge for a U.S. minister’s plan to burn the Koran.

“Sometimes when church-goers in North America threaten to light a match,” reflected CPTer Carol Rose, “the fire burns a brother’s or sister’s house far away.”

Read More Stories

Septermber Supper Fundraiser

Will you host a dinner party for CPT?

CPT really needs your support in raising $10k in September. Unfortunately, we are behind our financial targets and need your help. We want to dedicate the month of September to bringing people together around the dinner table. You can choose the date, who you invite and what you cook (though our teams have some great recipes prepared!) We’d love to hear if you’d be interested. 

There’s no commitment needed at this stage.

Skip to content