Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Christians in the Middle East faced with dire situation

"Is this the end of Christianity?"
A statue destroyed by ISIS last summer in a 13th-century church in Telskuf, Iraq. (Photo Credit: Peter van Agtmael/Magnum)
Violence against Christians in the Middle East has been escalating, with no end in sight. An article on the deafening silence of the international community on this issue was published July 26 in The New York Times Magazine.
The article reported that extremist groups "are enslaving, killing and uprooting Christians, with no aid in sight."In the article, which was featured on the magazine's cover, author Eliza Griswold reported that, "according to a Pew study, Christians are now faced with religious persecution than at any time since their early history."
The Knights of Columbus will expand its efforts to raise funds and foster awareness of the terrible suffering of Christians and others in the Middle East. A commercial raising awareness can be viewed here, and donations can be made online here. 100 per cent of the proceeds go to the programs in the field, as the Order will absorb all administrative costs.

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