Following the suicide bombings that struck the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, on Easter Sunday, young Iraqi Muslims visited the Miskanta Church in Baghdad to show interfaith solidarity with their Christian brothers and sisters.
Looming conflict nearby is nothing new for Mhardeh, where life continues and volunteer soldiers are ready to join war's last major battle; the Idlib offensive. Mhardeh city centre is just ten kilometres from Idlib province, the last rebel-held stronghold in Syria.
According to observers, one cannot really end the migration of Syrian Christians just by calling to come to their aid and encouraging them to return to their homes. Their return must be prepared on the basis that returning to one’s home is a basic human right and has nothing to do with political considerations.