S., including her nieces and nephews, are struggling to hold on to their heritage.
In fact, she’s already jumped in, and has started working in crisis intervention and volunteers on a help line for suicide.
She also collaborates with an organization called the “Shlama Foundation,” which was established after a peace rally she helped organize in 2014 when ISIS attacked Mosul.
But instead of praying 'For the sake of his sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world,' I pray 'have mercy on ISIS and on the whole world.'” This is what Shabo, 25, said she has decided to pray as a means of helping learn how to forgive the terrorists who are slaughtering her people.
She gave her testimony to fellow youth this summer as part of a catechesis session for WYD in Krakow, detailing the painful events that led her family to flee Iraq in the first place, as well as the horrors that have taken place after the rise of ISIS in 2014.
Shabo said that during the attack, one of her relatives was “violently murdered…He was chopped up in a dozen pieces” and delivered to his family in a bag.