„MWI scholarships enable the future leaders of the church in Africa and Asia to acqire the knowledge they will need in thier future roles. There is hardly any way to help more directly and more personally than by supporting a scholarship holder.”
Cardinal Walter Kasper
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.