Thursday, May 31, 2007

Persecution: A Global Problem

On May 22 The American Spectator ran a story about the global problem of religious persecution. Here is an excerpt from the story:

The problem is ongoing. At the Coalition meeting, Peter BetBasoo of the Assyrian International News Agency reported on a Baghdad neighborhood in which Muslim fundamentalists recently told Christian families to move, convert, pay protection money, or turn over a daughter for marriage. As many as half of Iraq's pre-invasion Christians have fled, primarily to Syria and Jordan, where they live in extraordinarily difficult circumstances.
You can read the rest of the article here: Religious Persecution's Global Reach

Let's remember to be in prayer for those who are not as fortunate as we are. The Apostle Paul wrote: If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together (1 Corinthians 12:26, ESV). What happens to one part of the Body of Christ happens to us all.

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