Our first task is to notice, our second is to pray

‘A Global Slaughter of Christians, but American Churches Stay Silent’ spurs First Christian pastor into action

Iraqi Christians attend a Christmas Eve Mass at Virgin Mary Chaldean Church in Baghdad, Iraq. Tens of thousands of Iraqi Christians have fled Iraq since the U.S. led invasion in 2003. A car bomb explosion near another Catholic church during Christmas Mass killed at least 37. First Christian Church will offer a special prayer service Sunday to share information about persecuted people, especially recent events in Iraq and Pakistan.

Photo by Khalid Mohammed

Iraqi Christians attend a Christmas Eve Mass at Virgin Mary Chaldean Church in Baghdad, Iraq. Tens of thousands of Iraqi Christians have fled Iraq since the U.S. led invasion in 2003. A car bomb explosion near another Catholic church during Christmas Mass killed at least 37. First Christian Church will offer a special prayer service Sunday to share information about persecuted people, especially recent events in Iraq and Pakistan.

When David Hartman, pastor of First Christian Church, read an online article about persecuted Christians around the world, he was stunned.
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