Helping the Persecuted
Many have asked how to help those suffering persecution in Iraq, and also in Nigeria and other parts of the world. We’ll use this post to provide some links to information and to groups that help in those areas.
UPDATE: ARDF reaching out to help…
ARDF works with local Anglican provinces. They are partnering with Archbishop Mouneer and the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East to offer direct aid to refugees who are in dire need of food and shelter through the local Anglican Church. Click here to find out more.
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians face an unprecedented humanitarian crisis after fleeing from ISIS militants who advanced overnight into Christian towns and villages in the Nineveh region. Will you help Barnabas Aid provide our brothers and sisters with aid?
The Reverend Canon Dr Andrew White is the Chaplain of St George’s Anglican Church in Baghdad, Iraq.
He has led St George’s Church, in the heart of Baghdad, since 1998 and divides his time between Iraq and the UK. He is rarely at home in Hampshire and frequently has a packed speaking and preaching itinerary which takes him all over the UK as well as to North America.
Canon Andrew is also the President of the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East which exists to support his unique work at St George’s and in reconciliation. When not in Baghdad or travelling, Andrew’s home base is in Hampshire with his wife Caroline and his two sons Jacob and Josiah.
“I can’t believe what’s happening now. And it’s all happening all so fast. 2,000 years of Christian history and presence is being destroyed. I am confused and sad. Everybody is. On the news I saw the extremists replaced the cross on our church in Mosul with the black flag of the Islamic State. They are doing a call of Islamic prayer from our church. They have turned it into a mosque.”
The world’s largest outreach to persecuted Christians in the most high-risk places
The World Watch Top 10 Violence List, which is based on persecution incidents between Nov. 1, 2012, and March 31, 2014, is topped by Nigeria. The others, in order, are: Syria, Egypt, Central African Republic (CAR), Mexico, Pakistan, Colombia, India, Kenya and Iraq.
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