We call upon our government and the United Nations to ensure that Christians and other minorities enjoy:
1. The right to equal citizenship 2. Dignified living conditions 3. A prominent role in reconciling and rebuilding society.
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Christians in the Middle East are in desperate need of hope. War and severe persecution threaten their very survival. Many have fled their homes to escape Islamic extremists intent on destroying the church.
But many courageous Christians have chosen to stay. They want to shine in the darkness with the light of Christ, now and in the future. They believe they have a vital role to play in rebuilding their shattered societies.We asked church leaders and Christians from Syria and Iraq what would give them hope. They highlighted three things: equality, dignity and responsibility. It’s vital that their call reaches the ears of world leaders so that change can happen on the ground.This is only possible with global support – with your support. One million voices can make this happen. Will you join with others around the world – including Christians in the Middle East – in calling for a hope and a future for Christians and others in that region? Make your voice count – please sign the petition today!
To the Secretary General of the United Nations:
The people of Syria and Iraq are facing immense suffering due to years of war and violent unrest. We believe that the lives, livelihoods and freedoms of all people in Syria and Iraq should be protected and guaranteed. This includes the Christians.
The church in both these countries has played a vital role in society for almost 2,000 years. Yet Christians continue to face significant targeted violence and persecution. They are committed to being a place of hope and compassion for the years to come but need urgent change to ensure a future in their homelands.
We cannot stand by while Christians and others in the Middle East face unprecedented threat. We must give them hope.
Therefore, we urge you to use your good offices on behalf of Christians and other religious groups in Syria and Iraq to: