الرئيسية / English / proposal for the formation of “Iraq’s Churches Council”

proposal for the formation of “Iraq’s Churches Council”

Patriarch Louis Sako

 

Official title: Iraq's Churches Council and all the members are not heads of Churches.

 

Definition: The Council is a religious body including church families of Catholics, Assyrians, Orthodox and evangelical in Iraq.

 

Objective:

The Council aims:

 To promote the spirit of unity among the different churches in Iraq, to coordinate the educational and social activities, to organize payers meetings, unify the position and its speech toward national issues, such as social justice, equality and the rights of Christians, to   activate   the dialogue with the Muslim and other religions In order to promote a culture of peace and coexistence.

 

Headquarter: The Capital Baghdad.

 

The council has two bodies:

 

A- Executive: consists of the Patriarch of the chaldean, the Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, the Patriarch of the Ancient Church of the East, Bishop of the Syriac Orthodox Church, Bishop of the Syriac Catholic, Bishop of the Armenian Orthodox, Bishop of Armenian Catholics, Bishop of Latin, A representative of the Evangelical Churches, A representative of the Coptic Church, A representative of the Greek Orthodox Church, A representative of the Greek Catholic Church.

 

B- General: consists of all heads of churches and bishops.

 

The Meeting Mechanism: the executive council meets every three months and the General council meets once a year.

Board decisions be half the vote plus one.

 

Official letters will be signed by the president  of the Board, and in his absence they will be signed by his Deputy.

 

Administrative Structure:

 

The head of the council will be the patriarch of the Chaldean Church.

The Deputy of the head of the council will be the patriarch of the Assyrian church of the East or The patriarch of the ancient church of the east or one of the churches with highest number of members (this will be discussed in the meeting of the General council).

 

Sessions are chaired by the president of the council, and in his absence by his deputy.

The Council has a secretary-general, a normal secretary of the archive and correspondence, an accountant, and the official spokesperson (media).

 

The Council should have a formal office.

 

When everyone agrees on the composition of the council and its status so it can be recognized by the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan Regional Government, and the Churches and international forums.

 

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