Provide Hope for Christian Refugees by Signing This Petition

October 15, 2015 by Kristin Wright in , ,

During my visit to Iraq earlier this year, I was struck by the plea for urgent action from displaced Christians on the ground.

“We hear a lot about the prayers of Christians in other countries,” one refugee told me. “We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for feeling our pain with us. We feel your prayers. We hope God will answer them.”

I hope that each of us can be a part of answered prayer for Iraqi Christians by remembering their plight and speaking out for them.

That’s one of the reasons why I’m so excited about the launch of our latest advocacy campaign here at Open Doors – a powerful opportunity for each of us to be a voice for persecuted Christians in Iraq and Syria, and all throughout the Middle East.

You probably already know that Open Doors is actively engaged in providing support to Christians throughout this volatile region of the world.

This means that:

We’re there with them. On the ground. Every day. We’re providing basic supplies like food, clothing and shelter. We’re listening to them. They’re telling us what they need, and what they want government officials to do to help them.

One of the most powerful and unique aspects of this advocacy campaign is the fact that it brings together the collective calls of persecuted Christians, as voiced directly to our field staff on the ground in these countries.

This petition is directed to Secretary of State, John Kerry and Ambassador Alfonso Lenhardt, acting administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). It asks them to use their resources to (1) ensure aid is reaching the most vulnerable, (2) strengthen efforts to defeat ISIS and (3) commit to a long-term investment in the region.

We’re taking this call to action seriously, and we’re asking you to take it seriously as well.

We’re asking you to take the time not just to sign this petition, but also to share it widely within your friend networks, asking people to be a voice for persecuted Christians during an incredibly dangerous time.

Most of all, thank you for your prayers and your voice for our suffering brothers and sisters. You are making a powerful difference by sharing in their suffering and speaking out for them.


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