United Nations To Hear Of Rising Persecution Of Believers

This Friday, the United Nations in New York City will host an event regarding the worsening persecution of Christians in the Middle East. The event is called, “Not Peace but a Sword: The Persecution of Christians in the Middle East as a Threat to International Peace and Security.” I’ve been asked to speak on a panel at event on how the media has often not covered this story. I will report on this important meeting. The event, featuring the voices of ambassadors, Christian and Jewish leaders, businessmen and high-ranking military officials, is being held to raise awareness of the persecution of Christians throughout the globe. A century ago, Middle Eastern Christians represented about 20 percent of the population. Now they represent about 4 percent. In Iraq in 1990, before the Gulf War, there were about 1.4 million Christians. Now there are about 200,000 and the head of the Catholic Chaldean Church in Kurdistan says Iraqi Christians have “little time left.” We are literally watching the genocide of Jesus’ followers in the Middle East.

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