Middle East evangelicals issue appeal to believers worldwide


The Supreme Council of the Evangelical Community in Syria and Lebanon has issued an appeal to like-minded believers worldwide to make the plight of Christians in the Middle East known. Numerous evangelicals in those two countries signed the August 29 appeal letter, including pastors, seminary presidents, denominational leaders, members of parliament, and others.

“We are most concerned over the great human suffering and political difficulties that our people in these countries are facing,” the four-page letter states. “We have been greatly disturbed and shocked by the ugly incidents of violence that innocent civilians and entire communities, especially Christian, have been subjected to.”

The group asks Christians to act in three areas:
1. Make their governments and other decision makers aware of “the imminent dangers of the situation;”
2. Develop a strategy to support an ongoing Christian presence in the region; and
3. Provide humanitarian aid.

“Our hope is that you act swiftly before it is too late,” the letter concludes. “You are indeed our partners in faith.”

The entire letter, which was given to EPC Assistant Stated Clerk Ed McCallum on September 5, is available here.

The Supreme Council of the Evangelical Community in Syria and Lebanon is the highest representative body for evangelical and Protestant denominations in those two countries.

The EPC is working with Christian Aid Mission in efforts toward assisting Christians in the Middle East. Click here for more information.

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