The ancient tomb of the Jewish prophet Nahum, located in the Nineveh region of Iraq and guarded for decades by local Christians, is in serious danger of damage from local warfare.
With Iraqi forces on the march to liberate Mosul from the grips of the Islamic State, Iraq’s beleaguered Assyrian Christians have renewed hopes of returning to their ancestral homeland in the Nineveh Plains region surrounding Mosul, the country’s second largest city.
The Catholic charity group Aid to the Church in Need has announced a series of emergency relief programs for beleaguered Christians in Iraq and Syria.
Middle East Christian leaders condemned the recent attack by the Islamic State terror group that targeted Christian-owned restaurants in the Syrian city of Al-Qamishli.
A new nationwide survey conducted by Marist Poll finds that Americans are well aware of ISIS’ atrocities against Christians and other minorities in the Middle East, and believe those actions to constitute genocide.
Organizations representing religious minorities in the Middle East are calling on the UN to take tangible steps to save vulnerable groups persecuted by ISIS.