On improving trends in Iraq, see Friar trains Iraqis to preserve 'treasures' rescued from IS (Sammy Ketz, AFP). Background here and links.
On Aramaic-speaking Christians in New Jersey, see Talkin' Aramaic in New Jersey: The Strength of an Ancient Faith. How cool would it be to walk into a church filled with worshipers all speaking the same language that Jesus and His apostles spoke? Take a drive up the New Jersey Turnpike to find out! (Eric Metaxas and Roberto Rivera, The Christian Post). And some related posts are here and here and links.
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