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Presbyterian Peacemaking Program comes to Northwestern College


An Iraqi man is traveling the United States promoting peace and sharing more about Christianity in his country.

On Monday, he made a stop in Orange City, Iowa.

Doctor Zuhair Fathallah spoke with students at Northwestern College about his Presbyterian Peacemaking Program.

The pastor from Basrah, Iraq said he wants people to know that even though Christians make up a small community in Iraq, they still do their part witnessing the Lord.

He also talked about the church's relationship with Muslims in his country.

"The Muslim community is not so bad, not that bad, as it was shown that all Muslims are radicals and all Muslims are violent. No, we live in Basrah, which are excellent, and we have no problem with them," Dr. Fathallah said.

Dr. Fathallah said his goal is to educate people about the church community in Iraq. Some students said they were eager to learn more.

"The biggest take away for me today was that he was trying to create awareness on campus because we get in a Christian bubble here on our Christian campus. We don't really think about the implications of Christians across the season, in other worlds, in the Middle East," Northwestern Sophomore Stephen Dykstra said.

The pastor's next stop on the peacemaking program will be Washington D.C.

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