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Rebuilding Iraq one book at a time

Etuti Institute builds library in Nineveh Plains October 2018 | By Joe Snell | Photos contributed Nineveh Plains, Iraq  – The Etuti Youth Center’s new library in Northern Iraq is not your typical local library. Nearly empty shelves surround a single wooden table and a couch, built into the far edge of…

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Martyr’s Day celebrated around the world

Assyrians around the world come together to honor victims August 2018 | By Yasmeen Altaji | Contributions by Rema Shamon, Robina Lajin, Anthony Narsi and Atorina Samuel Tarzana, CA  – Spectators in Chicago previewed an original film entitled “The Assyrian Journey.” On the opposite side of the world, others in Wiesbaden,…


Russian Assyrians host AJM for youth exchange

German youth association joins Russians for international collaboration to promote dialogue, unity June 2018 | Photos contributed | By Robina Lajin Correction: This youth exchange was not the first ever Assyrian youth exchange between Germany and Russia, as previously reported. RUSSIA – Nine members of the Assyrian Youth Association of Germany (AJM…


Christmas Spirit spreads in Northern Iraq

The Assyrian Journal | December 2017 | Photos contributed | By Joe Snell Erbil, Iraq – They may not have been home for the holidays, but for thousands of displaced children in Northern Iraq, Christmas spirit remains thanks to an annual gift giving campaign that all began when a girl, recently…


Etuti Institute inspires youth with new leadership program

Dooreh, Iraq – After hiking the jagged mountains of Hakkari in northern Iraq, once an area serving as the north Assyrian frontier, and visiting an ancient Saint George church that dates back to the early years A.D., participants of the inaugural Etuti Institute’s Leadership Program were greeted by one of…