50 years MWI

Since 50 years the MWI accompanied, together with his partners, younger Churches in Africa and Asia on their way into the future. We support their leaders during their education and we share the vision of a common future.


Prof. Dr. Harald Suermann, Direktor des MWI
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Our Christian community was really living biblical times. People were hungry, scattered, weak and humiliated - we badly needed the Savior!

Sister Nazek, Iraq

Sister Nazek | Iraq

Nazek Khalid Matty was born in Bagdad in 1975 as the daughter of catholic parents . Since 1995, she belongs to the order of the Dominican Sisters of Saint Catherine of Siena.

She studied Philosophy and Theology at the Babel College in Iraq. Afterwards, he completed her licenciate in Sacred Scripture at the Pontifical Biblical Institute "Biblicum" in Rome.

For her graduation in Biblical Theology at Oxford University, she received a scholarship from the Institute of Missiology. In her dissertation, she examined the influence of the Mesopotamian literature on the bible and pointed out the importance of her native country Iraq for Christian faith.

She is one of the talented young professionals promoted by the MWI, and she will be engaged in the formation of the religious of the Dominican order and in teaching Theology.

When she returned to her home country in March 2014, the situation was entirely different. To know more about it, please read the interview that the MWI conducted with Sister Nazek after her return to Iraq. 

About her

Sister Nazek Matty 

  • Belongs to the Dominican Sisters of Saint Catherine of Siena.
  • Dissertation topic: "The influence of the Mesopotamian Literature on the Bible"