This is definitely a story that has to be shared globally and the one which restores hope and faith in humanity. A group of Muslim volunteers decided to rebuild a church that was destroyed by ISIS in Mosul, Iraq.
The images were shared by Facebook group called ‘This Is Christian Iraq’ where Muslims were seen helping to rebuild the Monastery of Mar Georges in Al Arabi.
The volunteers claimed to the local Christians that “Mosul is yours as it’s ours” and “our differences are our strength.”
The post reads:
“Young Muslim volunteers from that neighbourhood headed to the Monastery of Mar Georges to clean it up and repair it and to show that “Mosul is yours as it’s ours” and “our differences are our strength.”
The efforts of these people were appreciated by people and many even commented on the page to send out positive thoughts about the project.
For instance, Rob Thomas wrote:
“So good to see after so much carnage. This is the way to peace.”
Carlos Moran Florez added:
“That’s what we never see in the news living together as brothers and sisters is possible. Different religion? Yes, of course. But we have the same Creator.. The one that gives life to all of us so that we can know each other and love each other.”
Dede Marice Siregar shared:
“Last year, a terrorist bombed our church. The Muslims helped to rebuild too. Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and Christians can live peacefully. It’s not always easy, but here in Indonesia we make it work. Peace out, Iraqis!”
Let us hope to see such stories more and more in the coming days.