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A Relief Council founder's nomination for Nobel Peace Prize: Part one

NPP nominee Juliana Taimoorazy Source: ICRC.jpg

Ms Juliana Taimoorazy is the Iraqi Christian Relief Council founder and president. She has been nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for 2021.

In this episode of a two parts podcast about her story, Ms Taimoorazy talks about how she started her activism for the rights of persecuted Christians in Iraq and how she founded the ICRC in the USA.

Ms Taimoorazy recalls first time watching Fox News about the story of bombing of two Christian churches in Baghdad and the death of many innocent victims. Fox news story was for 30 seconds only. This was what frustrated Ms Taimoorazy when she saw such a tragic event, given such a poor coverage and that triggered her to start her journey in helping the needy Christians of Iraq.

Coming from an Assyrian Christian refugee family who fled Iran due to religious discrimination, Ms Taimoorazy felt the sufferings of the Iraqi Christians particularly the Assyrian Chaldean and Syriac communities.

Since then, she worked hard and was given the opportunity to establish the ICRC.

I dedicate my life firstly to God, secondly my nation and thirdly to my mother 

The founder and president of the Iraqi Christian Relief Council talks about how she received the news of her nomination to the Nobel Peace Prize and how the news were broken to her family members by one of the nominators, Professor Geoffrey Khan from Cambridge University.

Ms Taimoorazy says " The whole family was glued to the monitor watching the zoom meeting with Professor Geoffrey Khan and everyone broke in tears of happiness when they were told of my nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize". 

Juliana Taimoorazy says "this honour is not for me but for the Assyrian martyrs like Patriarch Mar Shimon, Dr Fraydon Atouraya and other Assyrian martyrs who sacrificed their life for my nation".

Stay tuned for the next episode of this podcast to know more about this nomination of the Nobel Peace Prize.

 

 

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