U.S. declares ISIS actions genocide

JeffJeremiahJeff Jeremiah

In Responding to the persecution of Christians – we will not ‘Sing a Little Louder’ I asked you to set aside time in your worship services on March 12-13 to pray for Christians suffering for their faith in ISIS-held territory. I also asked you to consider praying that the U.S. State Department will report to Congress that the horrors these brothers and sisters endure is, in fact, genocide.

Thank you for your prayers and praise the Lord! Today, Secretary of State John Kerry reported to Congress that the ISIS treatment of Yazidis, Christians, and Shiite Muslims is genocide. Earlier this week in a unanimous vote, the House of Representatives passed a resolution similar to Kerry’s statement.

This is a major step forward in what we hope will be concerted action to relieve the suffering of these people. In the meantime, please continue to pray for those who are being persecuted—and in far too many cases, martyred—for no other reason than their faith.

Click here for more on today’s declaration.

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