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Iraq Muskathlon 2020

The Iraq Muskathlon will take place from 3-10 October 2020. Run, walk or cycle to raise funds for Syrian and Iraqi Christians.

More details to be released soon!

What is the current situation in Iraq?

The self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) may have lost territory in Iraq, but their ideology remains with many of the militants having simply blended back into the general population.

Violence against Christians continues – attacks, abductions and even murders are still taking place. Some of the houses of those who fled to escape IS have been illegally occupied.

Christians from muslim backgrounds often keep their faith a secret – leaving Islam is seen as a huge source of shame, and they may be attacked by family members or others in the community if their new faith is discovered.

Open Doors works through local partners and churches to support Christians in Iraq through Bible distribution, training, crisis relief and practical support for displaced believers.

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Still have questions? Call Fiona out Challenge Events expert on 01993 460015 or email challenge@opendoorsuk.org