All posts by Mark Seaman

“We have to move now.”

[wonderplugin_slider id=5]   The Challenge Mosul has been a site of civilization for more than 5,000 years and, through that time, blossomed into Iraq’s second largest city – a cosmopolitan mosaic of ethnic and religious diversity. It has served as a meeting place for Arabs, Kurds, Muslims, Christians, Jews, Yazidis, and others over the millennia … Continue reading “We have to move now.”

Run or Walk “In Their Shoes” with EPIC on May 14!

Looking for a fun excuse to get outside this Spring? Then join us on Saturday, May 14 for the Iraqi Children Foundation‘s annual “In Their Shoes” 5k! Meet Iraq’s Ambassador to the U.S., His Excellency Lukman Faily and Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg! Enjoy free parking, music, food, and family activities! And celebrate Iraq! Sign up before this Sunday to take … Continue reading Run or Walk “In Their Shoes” with EPIC on May 14!

Show Some Love for Soccer Salam!

Today, our Soccer Salam team is in Iraq’s province of Salah ad-Din delivering humanitarian aid to 200 families in the form of blankets, mattresses, medications, and wheelchairs for those who need them. They are joined by some amazing volunteers, including medical students from the University of Tikrit who are providing essential health screenings and basic … Continue reading Show Some Love for Soccer Salam!

Discriminatory “SAFE Act” Fails in Senate

The American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act of 2015 fell short of the required votes for cloture in the Senate yesterday, effectively bringing the discriminatory legislation to a halt. The SAFE Act would have required the FBI to conduct a redundant investigation into the background of any individual seeking refugee status in the United States who … Continue reading Discriminatory “SAFE Act” Fails in Senate

While we celebrate the holidays…

As we gather with friends and family this holiday season and prepare to celebrate the New Year, our work in Iraq continues… At this very moment, EPIC’s Soccer Salam volunteers are in Baghdad preparing to visit two remote villages recently liberated from ISIS. Our team will deliver wool blankets, waterproofing material, winter coats, and set up … Continue reading While we celebrate the holidays…