Christians being ‘squeezed out’ in Iraq

iraqmap1.jpgAllie Martin -Christians in Iraq are being assisted by a ministry that raises awareness of the persecuted church worldwide.
Open Doors USA has set up pharmacies and other medical projects throughout Iraq. The pharmacies not only help Iraqi Christians find affordable medicine, but they also provide jobs for refugees in northern Iraq.

The ministry is offering trauma counseling for those who have had to leave their homes and families due to violence, while also teaching farmers how to grow fruit trees and bring produce to market.

Dr. Carl Moeller, president of Open Doors USA, says the Christian community in Iraq has been hit especially hard.

“It is the call of Open Doors to all Christians around the world to remember the plight of those who have been squeezed almost out of existence by the competing Islamic sects and religious belief systems of Sunni Islam, Shia Islam, and Kurdish Islam,” he notes. “There’s almost literally no place for Christians left in the Iraqi society where they can live in peace.”

The ministry is also sending Bibles, study guides, food, medical equipment, and other supplies for a Christian school.