The BBC broadcast a report by Tim Samuels of how he spent a night at an Israeli hospital staffed by Jewish, Muslim and Druze medics that is treating wounded Syrians, both soldiers and civilians, who cannot get the treatment they …
Christian Voice is petitioning Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to drop the UK’s opposition to President Assad
Campaign group Christian Voice is calling on the government to change sides in the Syria war. They are asking Christians to sign a petition to the Foreign Secretary to stop supporting the Syrian opposition and start working with President Assad to rebuild Syria.
A Christian family from the Middle East is reunited in Australia
(Photo: Barnabas Fund)
A leading aid charity has accused the British Government of failing Middle East Christians who face genocide by Islamic State (ISIS) after the Government finally released figures showing that Christians are badly under represented in the Government’s refugee intake.
Out of over 4,000 Syrian refugees welcomed in 12 months, only 64 were Christian. This is just 1.5%, whereas 10% of the Syrian population called themselves Christian before the civil war started.
Destruction: a crater typifying the obliteration of whole sections of Aleppo by bombing (Photo credit: IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation)
The terrible bombing of Aleppo in Syria has had an unexpected side effect – changing Muslim misconceptions of Christians.
Many Muslims in the city have fled to Christian areas to seek refuge, according to Christian persecution charity World Watch Monitor. As they mix with Christians for the first time, perceptions are changing.
Girl kidnapped by ISIS appears on Facebook
Two years after her abduction by ISIS, little Christine, whose kidnap we reported in HEART, is still missing – but hopes rose for her mother when her daughter’s photo appeared on Facebook.
At least …
Now is the time to make your voice heard
Christians in Iraq and Syria are experiencing genocide. Last issue we included a petition for Barnabas Fund’s Operation Safe Haven to send to the Prime Minister.
But until Christians in the Middle East are safe, we need to keep urging our government to work directly with the Christian community. Our Government has refused to take refugees from anywhere but the UN-run camps, which are predominantly Muslim, so Christians have been avoiding the camps and fleeing to safer areas, preferring to camp on church premises.
Now Wilfred Wong, a barrister with 26 years’ experience of campaigning for persecuted Christians worldwide, most of whom live in the Muslim world, has written a letter for readers to use as a model to send to the Prime Minister.
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.
And it’s not Paris
Photo: Residents lay flowers at the scene of one of the recent terrorist massacres in central Paris …but where are the flowers for massacred Syrian Christian children?
WHAT HAS CHANGED SINCE THE FIRST CHRISTMAS?
A row of children lie face down, hands tied, before being shot by masked men. Evidence has emerged of a gruesome massacre, claimed to be of Syrian Christian children.
Christians across Syria and Iraq are struggling to survive. The advance of Islamic State (IS) has made an already devastating situation worse. Kidnappings and killings of Christians are on the increase, and some Christian women and girls have been enslaved.
Yet despite impassioned pleas from Christian campaigners, the British government will only bring in refugees from UN camps. And the UN’s camps are dangerous places for Christians – IF they escape the clutches of IS to arrive at one.
Two Archbishops and the Vicar of Baghdad have failed to persuade Mr Cameron to do more for Syrian and Iraqi Christians who face death daily. Now it’s your turn
Evangelist David Hathaway spoke at All Saints Church, Eastleigh, in early November and Elim Church, Brighton, in October. Rev Mark Weeden, a pastor and evangelist who trains pastors in other nations, attended both meetings
David Hathaway, a well-known evangelist based in Dewsbury, originally pastored a church as a young man. Believing that God called him to an international ministry, he preached in Russia and behind the Iron Curtain, smuggling Bibles into communist-controlled Europe.
In recent decades he has held huge evangelistic rallies with many miraculous healings.