I write to you while in Baghdad, Iraq as we prepare for the upcoming Synod of the Chaldean Church in Rome.
I wish to let you know that I am currently assisting the Religious Advisory Board for the organization In Defense of Christians, a non-profit organization advocating for the human rights of Middle Eastern Christians and for the preservation of Christianity in the Middle East. This October 24-26, average citizens will join with Christian leaders, both American and Middle Eastern, for the 2017 IDC Conference:American Leadership and Securing the Future of Christians in the Middle East. I encourage everyone to pray for this intention and if possible and if anyone can attend this important gathering and join with people around the world in advocating for U.S. humanitarian aid to victims of genocide in Iraq and Syria, including aid for Christian communities who have been ministering to Christian genocide survivors. Advocates will also be pushing for increased international recognition of the Armenian Genocide, the Safety and Security of Lebanon and more transparency in identifying individuals or groups who supported ISIS’ genocide against Christians and campaign of terror. These issues are vital and it is up to us to advocate for the U.S. government to stand with Middle Eastern Christians. Thank you and God bless.
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