A People, a Face, a Newness in Everyday Rubble


An Encounter with Christians in the Middle East. 

Guided Tours:
Friday: 8:15pm
Saturday: 10:30am / 12pm / 1:30pm / 3:00pm / 4:30pm / 5:45pm / 7:00pm / 8:00pm
Sunday: 10:15am / 12:30 pm / 2:00pm / 3:15pm / 5:15pm / 6:30pm / 7:45 pm

Presentation on Friday, January 15, at 7:30 pm, 4th floor conference room, with Archbishop Amel NONA, exiled Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Mosul, Iraq, and Marta ZAKNOUN, Journalist. To download the invitation, click here: A People, a Face, a Newness in Everyday Rubble

The Exhibit explores stories of persecuted Iraqi and Syrian Christians who fled their homeland and are now refugees in various camps and churches in Amman, Jordan and its neighboring areas.

Through the different witnesses and the recounting of the daily lives of this population, the exhibit dwells on the human dynamic and the impact of Christian belonging in the midst of the difficult circumstances that the Christian minorities are facing.

Through panels, videos and music, the exhibit invites visitors to "encounter" these people, their beautiful tradition, their circumstances, their questions and their certainties. 

When looking at the struggle and the faithfulness of Iraqi and Syrian Christians, one inevitably asks the question: What makes such a position possible? What can possibly sustain these persecuted families and us too in facing the reality we are confronted with today? Or as proposed to us by the NY Encounter: What is the final word on man's desire? Is there an attraction capable of overcoming our fears and drawing us out to the open waters for which our hearts yearn?