American Christians who care about the fate of Christianity in Iraq now have a very small window of time in which to make their voice heard on this issue. If no protection is forthcoming, the last Iraqi Christians will leave, and Iraq will join much of North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula as a Christian-free zone – until such time as God decides, in his mercy, to light the lamp of the gospel in that broken country once more.
It is my hope that in telling the story of the body of Christ – the church – in the Middle East, we can shed some light on this confusing and tortured region, and better understand the contradiction between America’s noble goals in the Middle East, and the terrible wreckage it has created there.
Should the name "Persecuted Christian" be changed to "Forgotten Christian"?
What is the North American Christian's responsibility to those who are persecuted for their faith? Joel Veldkamp gives us advice on how we should act and respond.
What should be our response to persecuted Christians?