Doing Something About the Tragedy in Iraq – Playing Our Part

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The Bible Society have launched an important appeal to support persecuted Christians in Northern Iraq.

Iraqi Christians are begging for our help.

They need you. Now.

Convert to Islam, pay a protection tax or leave.

That’s the ultimatum given to the Christians of Mosul and now thousands of Christians in other Iraqi towns, by Islamic militants. If they did not obey these instructions they would be killed.

For almost 2,000 years there have been Christians living in the province of Nineveh, home also to ancient, biblical city of the same name. The BBC reports that up to a quarter of Iraq’s Christians have been forced to flee from their homes, most left immediately, under the cover of darkness.

Bible Society is on the ground in Iraqi Kurdistan, where thousands of Christian refugees are arriving.

We need your generous support urgently.

Please partner with us to bring hope to our desperate brothers and sisters in Iraq, who are facing the most distressing circumstances imaginable.

Pray for the Christians of Iraq

* Please pray for the Iraqi Christians forced from their homes under threat of death.
* Pray for God’s protecting hand to be with them and that his provision for them is plentiful in this time of urgent need.
* Pray that the Bible Society team in Iraq are safe amidst the crisis and able to carry out their work to reach families in desperate need.
* Pray that others would recognise the plight of their brethren and provide support for them.
They also have this massively helpful 5 things you can do to help Iraq’s persecuted Christians

2Cor. 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.

14 your abundance at the present time should supply their need, so that their abundance may supply your need, that there may be fairness.

Enough talking. Let’s go open our wallets. And the rest.

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