Monday, December 12, 2005

Jesuits and Baghdad

The astute Dexter Filkins recounts the story of the Jesuit College in Baghdad and the enormous impact it has on even current Iraqi life. As he tells, the Jesuits never engaged in any proselytizing and Moslem students were not compelled to attend Catholic classes or services. The legacy of these Jesuits, many of them American, now stands in tragic contrast to US presence in Iraq and the Middle East today. Pray for the Jesuits of Iraq and their students and for a change in current US tactics and policy.

Boys of Baghdad College Vie for Prime Minister - New York Times