Working in solidarity, we can more effectively champion the cause of Middle Eastern Christianity.
Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) February 24, 2015
In Defense of Christians (IDC) Vice President Andrew Doran today issued the following statement about tomorrow’s February 25 Day of Action for the persecuted Christians of the Middle East:
“As Christians across the Middle East continue to face ongoing persecution and death, including the recent beheading of 21 Egyptian Copts and emerging news of a mass kidnapping of Christians in Syria, IDC calls on friends and colleagues nationwide 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. Working in solidarity, we can more effectively champion the cause of Middle Eastern Christianity.
“First, participants are invited to mark 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 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.”
Last September, at the In Defense of Christians Inaugural Summit, Members of Congress and global religious leaders gathered in Washington, D.C. to champion the cause of Middle Eastern Christians.
CONTACT: Drew Bowling | 301-455-1811 | drew(at)indefenseofchristians(dot)org
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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