Archbishop Warda Delivers a Talk at the Harvard Catholic Center

On Monday, May 8, 2023, His Grace, Archbishop Bashar Warda, CUE Chairman of Board of Trustees and Chancellor, accompanied by Prof. Dr. Nazar Shabila, President and Vice-Chancellor, delivered a talk at the Harvard Catholic Center & YCP Boston (Young Catholic Professionals) under the title “Finding Light in Times of Darkness.”

“Education brings us to the truth. Truth changes lives and builds peace and stability.”

Archbishop Warda highlighted several points in his speech, illustrating specifically the situation of the Christian minorities in Iraq. His Grace mentioned that “The first step toward stability is peace. The first step toward peace is education. Ideas have consequences, and if we can educate in the truth, then we can truly change our circumstances.”, thus emphasizing the role of the educational institutions founded by the Archdiocese of Erbil such as the Archdiocese’s elementary and secondary schools, as well as the CUE. His Grace also added that “Education is the foundation, but it is not everything. People with an education have the truth, but they need a place to share it. In other words, they need a job. In response to this crisis, the Archdiocese led the way in providing jobs for the community through its projects.