Friday, 22 January 2016

Christianity in Syria and Iraq

In parts of Iraq and Syria Christians have fled their homes, seen churches destroyed and folk murdered for their faith. The oldest Christian monastery in Iraq, St Elijah's in Mosul, which is over 1,400 years old, has been demolished by ISIS/ISIL/Daesh.

Christians are harshly persecuted by hardline jihadists throughout the Middle East. Many of these Christians are now in refugee camps outside of Iraq and Syria. Lebanon has been a safe haven, though there are tensions caused by the massive wave of refugees. Some have managed to find sanctuary in the West through Christian relief agencies and charities. They are living martyrs escaping from the killing fields.  Merchants of murder, mayhem, misery and slavery have ruined many lives. These refugees have lost homes, jobs, possessions and loved ones.

Barnabas Fund is an aid agency for the persecuted church. It is a registered charity that helps Chrstians in hostile environments, mainly in Muslim lands.  I thoroughly recommend their work.
To find out more about this valuable agency which makes a difference in the lives of suffering Christians, please visit 

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