Middle East Christians are being threatened by genocide. Watch Pastor Jon Klinepeter from Willow Chicago, a Willow Creek Community Church, share about how we can all help.
The Church, as described in Ephesians, is the hope of humanity, and churches in the Middle East are making a very real difference today. But they are increasingly in need as they struggle with overwhelming demands.
The best people to respond to a crisis are the locals, and World Relief is partnering with local churches to serve the most vulnerable–all religious and cultural groups–in this complex humanitarian crisis.
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The Christian Population Decline in the Middle East
These entities have all said there is a genocide happening against Christians and other minority groups in the Middle East: The President of the United States, Pope Francis, the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.
The Obama Administration announced that the persecution of Christians and other minority groups is systematic genocide.
On Thursday, March 17, 2016, Secretary of State John Kerry determined that terrorist groups and warring militias are committing genocide against Christians and other minorities in Iraq and Syria.
7.6 million Syrians are displaced within the country, and 3.8 million have sought refuge in other countries. The 4 million people displaced within Iraq, as well as 500,000 Iraqis who have sought refuge in other countries has further compound this humanitarian crisis. The UNHCR’s latest figures show the crisis is getting worse.