Broadcasting messages of hope and change, the IraqFM team are working towards community reconciliation in a country marked by sectarian violence, instability and unrest.  

For security reasons we can't show you the team's faces, can't tell you their names or even be more specific about where the station is based, other than the transmitters and studio are inside Iraq.  

What must it be like, as a Christian, to be risking your life working for a radio station in this context? 

Encouraging unity among the listenership and using media for transformation is a passion for the staff at IraqFM.  Despite receiving death threats and being at risk of attack, they are committed to delivering programmes promoting peace.  Yet despite their messages of peace and reconciliation, the team's own Christian faith puts them at risk on a daily basis. 

We asked one of the radio producers at the station to help us understand more about their work and calling at IraqFM:


Q: What is it like living as a believer in your situation?


A:  I feel that the troubles and difficulties that we are facing are strengthening our faith and shaping our lives.  What is happening is in God's plan.  We always need your spiritual support to continue living in the city.

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I feel that the troubles and difficulties that we are facing are strengthening our faith and shaping our lives.  What is happening is in God's plan.  We always need your spiritual support to continue living in the city.


Q:  Why do you stay?  What do you hope to achieve?


A:  I stay in Iraq because I want to plant the principles of God's kingdom in our community.  God's word is the source of hope for the hopeless.  I stay to give our community a chance to make their life better.

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I stay in Iraq because I want to plant the principles of God's kingdom in our community.  God's word is the source of hope for the hopeless.  I stay to give our community a chance to make their life better.


Q:  How can Feba's supporters encourage you?  What can they pray for?


A: No ministry can succeed without the support of prayer.  Please pray for us that our team would be led by the Holy Spirit, to be effective and close to the people in our community, to show them sacrificial love because love is stronger than death.  Thank you.

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No ministry can succeed without the support of prayer.  Please pray for us that our team would be led by the Holy Spirit, to be effective and close to the people in our community, to show them sacrificial love because love is stronger than death.  Thank you.

Join us in prayerful support of the work of IraqFM and our partners across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.  Help us by praying for IraqFM's producers and give thanks that the station is valued by the listeners it serves.  Radio here is an opportunity to build bridges.  Not just a one-way broadcast, the programmes often offer phone-ins which provide a loving and respectful meeting place in which people from all parts of the community are welcomed and given a voice.  

Community based organisation leaders from different backgrounds see radio and IraqFM as a key player in building a peaceful future.  


Peace and Reconciliation is a core focus area for Feba UK and central to the programme output produced in Iraq.  

Working hard through radio to "rebuild joy, optimism, friendship and hope in the lives of our listeners" the IraqFM team strives to use media for positive change in the Middle East.


Find out more about the inspiring work of this team or donate now to fund the IraqFM project.