Juliana Taimoorazy is the Founder and President of the Iraqi Christian Relief Council and a fellow of The Philos Project. She started the Iraqi Christian Relief Council to help foster awareness about the plight of the Iraqi Christians, and to raise funds to deliver food, shelter and medicine to Iraq. Her own unique story as a refugee has made her a strong leader and an unshakable voice for Christians in Iraq today.
As a young woman in 1989, Taimoorazy was smuggled into Switzerland due to religious persecution in her native Iran. After spending seven days in a monastery in Zurich, she was once again smuggled into Germany where she sought religious asylum. After spending one year in Germany, in December of 1990 she came to America as a refugee. In 2000, she obtained her Master’s degree from Northeastern Illinois University. As a passionate leader who knows firsthand how education can rebuild lives in America, she has generously helped several refugee women through education to rebuild their lives.
In 2006, Juliana made a commitment to be a greater voice and advocate for the persecuted church in Iraq and refugees who have resettled in the United States. She founded the Iraqi Christian Relief Council in 2007 which has helped thousands of displaced Christians throughout Iraq with food, shelter and medicine. Today, through her activism and media appearances on Fox News, Wall Street Journal Live, Newsmax, and several Christian radio programs, Taimoorazy has tirelessly promoted the cause of the Assyrian Christians throughout the world.
From her time as an Assyrian Christian living in Iran, Taimoorazy learned to be multi-lingual at a young age and is fluent in English, Italian, Farsi, and Assyrian. In 2016, Taimoorazy will be releasing a book sharing her personal experiences and dreams for her native home and people. Please stay tuned for further details!