Saturday, December 25, 2010

Is It Genocide Yet?

The Times has a piece on the Christians in Iraq -- as persecuted a minority as any on earth, or nearly so. Surely you remember the massacre of 60 worshipers last October. Regular readers will also be aware of the way violence against Christians in Iraq has driven many to leave the country while they still can, reducing their numbers by nearly two thirds, at least by some accounts.

Although there have been large Christian communities in what is today called Iraq since the first century, those communities may not endure much longer. They are being driven off by their neighbors.

Today, as Christians all over the world celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Christians of Iraq are afraid to visit their churches. Their fears are grounded in reality. Please pray for them.

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