Restoring the House of Prayer, the Conventual Church of Our Lady of the Hour (Al-Saa'a Church), Mosul

Mosul, Iraq

Amount $ 1 531 647

Years 2022 - 2024

Operator UNESCO

project status Ongoing

Type of grant Emergency relief


The city of Mosul, which means "the junction" in Arabic, has been characterized by a multi-religious and multicultural environment for centuries. From 2014 to 2017, Mosul fell prey to violent extremism, leaving the city and its urban heritage in ruins.

In February 2018, UNESCO launched the "Revive the Spirit of Mosul" initiative to help restore the city’s rich culture. As a contribution to this initiative, the project focuses on restoring and repurposing the House of Prayer as an educational and cultural center. The project’s goal is to rebuild social cohesion and resilience among Moslawis, including those from minority groups.