IDC Ash Wednesday Announcement: Day of Action for Middle East Christians

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Calls for February 25 National Campaign of Solidarity

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IDC is confident that Americans are ready to give voice to the voiceless Christians of the Middle East.

In Defense of Christians (IDC) Vice President Andrew Doran today issued the following statement announcing a Day of Action for the persecuted Christians of the Middle East:

“In the spirit of Lent, as Christians across the Middle East face ongoing persecution and death, IDC calls on friends and colleagues throughout the country to join a Day of Action on February 25, 2015. IDC encourages Christians of all denominations, members of all faith traditions, and all people of goodwill to unite in prayer, political advocacy, and charitable giving for the suffering Christians of the Middle East.

“First, participants are invited to offer February 25 as a special day of prayer and sacrifice. IDC is providing resources for raising awareness in local communities across America.

“Second, participants are empowered to engage in political advocacy. IDC is coordinating outreach to the State Department, Congressional Representatives, and the White House, asking for accountability and commitment from our national leaders.

“Third, participants are directed to charitable organizations delivering humanitarian aid to Christians, as well as to other religious minorities, in an attempt to accelerate desperately needed relief to the region’s refugees.

“IDC hopes that the Day of Action will mobilize communities across the nation, including the American Diaspora, to stand in solidarity with Middle East Christians. The campaign is designed to elevate the appeals of citizens so that Washington will hear their concerns. During these harsh winter months, urgent action is needed. IDC is confident that Americans are ready to give voice to the voiceless Christians of the Middle East.”

To learn more about the Day of Action, visit IDC's website here -- or visit IDC on Facebook.

Last September, at the In Defense of Christians Inaugural Summit, “Protecting and Preserving Christianity — Where It All Began,” Members of Congress, the Diaspora, and religious leaders from around the world gathered in Washington, D.C. to champion the cause of Middle Eastern Christians through awareness, advocacy, and unity.


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In Defense of Christians (IDC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to the preservation and protection of Christians in the Middle East.

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