About a hundred miles south of Baghdad, in the Shia holy city of Najaf, a new school rises on the site of an old hawza. It’s a two-for-one deal.
The building holding the hawza will continue the ancient role of training Shia clerics. The other structure will house Christian priests and Sunni clerics focused on teaching about the complexities of Sunni schools and Christian sects.
It’s a first. It's another step toward more peaceful tomorrows.