Salam Alaikum – this Arabic greeting means “peace be with you” – and peace is also what the people of Iraq need. War and displacement have dominated the lives of the people. Now IS has been defeated militarily. Nevertheless, the situation remains tense. The population is very heterogeneous: Kurds and Arabs; Christians, Muslims, and Yazidis.
In addition, there are various political groups and militias. Although the humanitarian needs are gradually being alleviated, many people are missing something crucial in their lives: Peace, inner and outer healing, reconciliation between people and with themselves.