If ISIS has taken to social media to promote its hatred and crimes, we will take to the same media and be a voice to the people who have had their voices silenced.
Phoenix, Ariz. (PRWEB) September 03, 2014
Food for the Hungry (FH) is partnering with Jenn Hoskins and Kristin D’Amico of PlanetMommyhood.net in the I Am Your Voice campaign to help Iraqi Christians persecuted by the militant group, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). With ISIS showing beheadings of Christians and other victims on social media, Hoskins and D’Amico want to use blogs, videos and other venues to be a voice to help Iraqi Christians.
“Being so far away from the horrific acts that have been taking place in Iraq and Syria, we felt so powerless. But we knew we needed to do something,” said Hoskins. “FH already has the infrastructure in place to help the persecuted families, so we knew that a partnership would truly reach the people as quickly as possible.
FH i s partnering with Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development (LSESD) to help Iraqi Christians and Syrians fleeing the violence of ISIS by providing food, shelter and other emergency needs in Lebanon and in their home countries. Through the I Am Your Voice campaign, others can join Hoskins and D’Amico in raising awareness and funds to help these victims through FH’s work.
“To see Christians persecuted just because of their love for Jesus is not something we should be silent about. We will be their voice,” says Hoskins. “As mothers, we cannot imagine the pain these Iraqi mothers experience as their children are murdered. We will step in their shoes and promote this work as if they were doing it themselves. We will speak loudly through all social media until the world finally hears the cries of the innocent and demands that something is done. If ISIS has taken to social media to promote its hatred and crimes, we will take to the same media and be a voice to the people who have had their voices silenced.”
To follow the I Am Your Voice campaign in social media use the hashtag #iamyourvoice or visit http://www.iamyourvoice.org for more information.
Founded in 1971, Food for the Hungry provides emergency relief and long-term development programs with operations in more than 20 countries to help the world's most vulnerable people. Learn more by visiting http://www.fh.org. Social connections include http://www.facebook.com/foodforthehungry and twitter.com/food4thehungry.