On September 26th, a terrible tragedy occurred in Northern Iraq, when a fire tore through a wedding hall killing over 100 people and injuring at least 150 more.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of the Qaraqosh community during this devastating time.

We pray for healing for the injured and comfort for the families of the deceased. More information will follow as it becomes available.


The Christian communities in Iraq are some of the oldest in the world, having endured centuries of persecution, armed conflicts and economic devastation. Today they are shrinking precipitously and are at risk of disappearing entirely within our lifetime.  

These Christians need assistance now to restore their economic stability so that they can remain in Iraq, and others still expatriated have a reason to return. SWIC has been providing this assistance through the Family Farm Initiative, funding education programs, and small business redevelopment projects.

Here’s how you can help.

Miracle on the Nineveh Plains


Fund Education Programs