Now a distinguished General condemns the government’s inaction over the Middle East genocide
by Major General (Retired)Tim Cross CBE
WHY IS THERE NO LEADERSHIP on how best to work to resolve the terrible effects of genocide happening in the Middle East – where Christians are in real danger of being wiped out, extinguished from the lands they have lived in since the first century?
As reported in the last issue of this paper, aid organisation Barnabas Fund despairs over the brick wall it encounters in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). In the same 12 month period, other governments took in 1,164 Christian refugees; Britain managed just 64.
Last issue we featured the International Christian Consulate while its founder, Sussex-based Yochana Darling, was seeking funding to see the vision become reality. Just two months later it is ready to launch in the Middle East this summer
Established in August 2015, the International Christian Consulate (ICC) has made considerable progress under the leadership of its founder, Yochana Darling. Financial support has been secured, enabling ground operations to commence in the Middle East this summer.
Read how Samara and Yochana are seeing their visions become reality
Samara Levy is married and has two children aged three and six. She is well-known in Sussex for her work in sending aid to refugees.
What’s your vision?
To see the Church being the salt and light of the world (Matthew 5:13-16) through clothing the naked, caring for the sick and feeding the hungry.
POLITICIANS FROM ACROSS the political divide in the USA have united in calling for the killings of Christians and other minorities in Iraq and Syria to be recognised specifically as ‘genocide’.
Orphaned by IS
While British parents were buying ‘Frozen’ merchandise for their children, thousands of women and children actually froze to death in refugee camps such as this one in Kabarto, Kurdistan, last winter. These children’s stories had aid workers weeping
As Britain’s doors remain closed to Christians fleeing the IS bloodbath, we reveal the true figures behind last year’s savage Middle East winter
The shocking figure of those who froze to death in refugee camps – an estimated 6,000 according to the regional governor – were revealed to HEART by a Kurdish-born Danish doctor working with the thousands of homeless Christians, Yezidis and Muslims in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Hundreds of Christian families have fled the city of Hassakeh
AND AGAIN CHRISTIANS FLEE for their lives in the Middle East and again western politicians issue press statements condemning the actions of Islamic State – and again, nothing really changes.
How much horror does the world need to witness in places such as Syria before action is taken? A valid question asked by the Melkite Greek Catholic Archbishop of Aleppo, Jean-Clément Jeanbart. He has warned that Christianity itself was dying out in war-torn Syria.
says Brighton mum Samara who’s helping clothe freezing Middle East refugees
Last issue HEART carried a short report on one mum’s efforts to help clothe Christians driven out of their homes by IS to spend the winter in tents. Since then Samara Levy has been inundated with offers of donations, helped also by Canon Andrew White. Chris Eyte brings the story up to date
IT STARTED WITH A SINGLE AID LORRY trundling off to Iraq packed with clothes and other essential items last October to prepare Christian refugees for camping in the bitterly cold winter.
THAT THERE IS A ‘HOLY WAR’ in the name of ‘God’ raging in the Middle East, the birthplace of Christianity, will not surprise most readers of this paper.
But a war needs two or more parties to fight against each other, whereas in this ‘war’, fanatics of one religion, Islam, are attempting to follow their holy book’s instructions by
religiously ‘cleansing’ Christians and Jews, starting in the Middle East.
A BRITISH-BASED IRANIAN WOMAN BROUGHT UP AS A DEVOUT MUSLIM HAS TOLD HOW SHE BECAME A CHRISTIAN AFTER AN ENCOUNTER WITH THE GOD OF THE BIBLE.
We have not used her real name for security reasons as the Iranian government not only persecutes Christians but has also vowed to destroy Israel and brave “Esther Esfahani” was telling her story to the “Crossroads” conference of Messianic Jews and Christian Arabs in Jerusalem.