US Christians are urged to help persecuted Mideast brethren

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WASHINGTON (AP) — American Christians are being urged to help their persecuted fellow believers survive in the Middle East.
At a Washington conference of advocates for endangered Mideast Christians, Juliana Taimoorazy, president of the Iraqi Christian Relief Council, said it starts with raising awareness that “we’re one, members of one body of Christ.”

Robert Nicholson said the Philos (FEE’-lohs) Project’s “risevigil.org” program can help educate local churches and prompt giving and prayer.

Journalist Andrew Doran recommended U.S. church trips to the safer parts of the Mideast and the adoption of Mideast parishes and refugees.

Aram Hamparian, who heads the Armenian National Committee of America, said American Christians also should lobby their elected leaders to help Mideast Christians return to, or remain in, their ancestral homes.

 

US Christians are urged to help persecuted Mideast brethren