Faith and Fear

Iraqi Mandaeans bless themselves with water from a temple pool in Baghdad.

This week on War News Radio, we explore the impact the war in Iraq has had on the country’s religious communities, both inside Iraq and elsewhere.

First, we learn about the history of one of Iraq’s most threatened religious minorities – the Mandaens. Listen now to Hansi Lo Wang’s report.

Then, we talk with an Iraqi Mandaen now living in the US to hear what the future may hold for his community. Listen now to Elizabeth Threlkeld’s report.

We take a closer look at Iraq’s Sunni-Shi’a divide and at the different beliefs and practices that separate the two groups. Listen now to Alan Smith’s report.

Finally, in our series, A Day in the Life, we hear about the frustrations of an Iraqi Imam as he struggles to guide the faithful in times of fear. Listen now to this report.

These stories this week on War News Radio.

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