Caught reading in Kudistan
In March 2013, five of the 22 members of Duluth Echoes of Peace Choir (Lauri and Judy Isaacson, Beth Holst, Nathan Holst, and Alana Butler), and six of their hosts from Rania, Kurdistan area, Northern Iraq, were caught reading Metro Lutheran at the Statue of Freedom in Rania Park where the “Sister City” relationship between the two cities is shown inscribed in mosaic on adjoining walls. The group visited women’s organizations, youth groups, museums, parks, and a memorial in a cemetery for the victims of the gas warfare of Saddam Hussein against the village of Halabja. This, the third Duluth delegation, was escorted by the Rev. Brooks Anderson, an ELCA pastor.
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