Ashraf Atieh

Born and raised in a Middle Eastern family, Ashraf has earned two Bachelors degrees, in Law and Theology. He practice Law for a number of years before going into ministry.

Ashraf started as a Subject Matter Expert at Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Lebanon, writing theological courses for Muslim background people in the Middle East and North Africa concentration. Since moving to the US and becoming part of The Isaac Ishmael Initiative team, he presents an introduction and understanding of Middle Eastern culture, customs, and faith.

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Kurds Flee Attacks in Syria

They are a people without a country. More than 25 million Kurds live in their ancestral lands of eastern Syria, Turkey, Iraq, and Iran and yet they are not free. In some cases they have been oppressed for decades.

In October, 2019 the fragile balance of power in northern Syria changed overnight and more than 2 million Kurdish men, women, and children are in danger. They are fleeing an invasion by the Turkish military into Syria.

For a video update from Brian Newman on the Crisis: Click Here

The Kurds have few “safe havens” to move to. One of them is the semi-autonomous Kurdish Region of Iraq. This is where The Isaac Ishmael Initiative is partnering with N2N, a local non-profit in the city of Sulaymeniah.

We have launched an emergency assistance project to provide shelter, food, medical care, and other supplies to the displaced who come to Iraq.

 Click here to donate

For a comprehensive picture at the Kurdish people, go to:

The Kurdish Project