Iraq: Religion and identity
Throughout its long history, Iraq has been an incubator for different religions.
Unfortunately, religion has often played a negative role, fuelling conflict between majority & minority communities and suppressing the development of a unifying civic identity.
This document was produced by a participant in a training organised by MRG’s partner Iraqi Minorities Council, in Erbil, and talks about the history of religious diScrimination in Iraq, and the importance of moving beyond religious identification.
Image: An Iraqi Kurd bakes bread