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ISIS Destroys Ancient Monastery

ISIS obliterates oldest Christian monastery in Iraq: Published at Crux (The Boston Globe), this is the AP’s thorough coverage on the destruction of the St. Elijah Monastery by ISIS. The oldest Christian monastery in Iraq has been reduced to a field of rubble, yet another victim of the Islamic State group’s relentless destruction of ancient cultural sites. Students can consider political, military, diplomatic, and church issues related to protecting cultural and religious sites.

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