Presentation on theme: "Channeling Peace A prayer for the people of Iraq."— Presentation transcript:
Channeling Peace A prayer for the people of Iraq
In 2003, at the start of the U.S. war in Iraq, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) invited Catholics to pray for the people of Iraq by reflecting on the faces of those who would suffer during the war.
The photographs of people served by CRS’ partner in Iraq, Caritas Iraq, were taken before the war began.
Several years later, we invite you to revisit these faces and to prayerfully ask: Where are they now ?
Are they among the more than 150,000* people who have died in violence related to the conflict? *World Health Organization/Iraq Government Report of violent Iraqi deaths 2003-2006 published in the New England Journal of Medicine, 2008
Are they among the 4.8 million* people who are displaced within and outside of Iraq? * U.S. Department of State Iraq Status Report, July 29, 2009