One Family. One Million Voices…

Thanks for signing the petition!

Thank you for signing our One Million Voices petition!

Thanks so much for signing our One Million Voices petition to ensure the rights and safety of Christians in the Middle East.

You’re one voice among many. We want to see a million voices of hope raised in support of our brothers and sisters in their time of suffering. So please do share the petition with your friends (send them to this page for all the details)…

Continue a journey with your persecuted family!

Fill in the form and we’ll send you our quality ‘One Family’ reflection guide, and also add you to our monthly prayer and action email list to keep you up to date with the petition and ways you can support your persecuted family. We’ll also send you our special ‘Cost Magazine’ in the post (2-3 times a year).

Thanks again for the support…

What the full petition is asking for…

To the Secretary General of the United Nations:
The people of Syria and Iraq are facing immense suffering due to years of war and violent unrest. We believe that the lives, livelihoods and freedoms of all people in Syria and Iraq should be protected and guaranteed. This includes the Christians.

The church in both these countries has played a vital role in society for almost 2,000 years and is committed to being a place of hope and compassion for the years to come. Yet Christians continue to face significant targeted violence and persecution and need urgent change to ensure a future in their homelands.

We cannot stand by while Christians and others in the Middle East face unprecedented threat. We must give them hope.
Therefore, we urge you to use your good offices on behalf of Christians and other religious groups in Syria and Iraq to:

  • Ensure that the current and future legal frameworks in Syria and Iraq fully promote and protect the equal and inalienable rights of all their citizens, irrespective of race, religion or other status
  • Ensure the dignified and continued improvement of living conditions for all citizens, but especially for returning refugees and the internally displaced – including through the provision of adequate housing, education and jobs
  • Identify and equip religious leaders and faith-based organisations to play a constructive and central role in reconciling and rebuilding both Syrian and Iraqi societies.

We support people who are beaten, tortured,
imprisoned, falsely accused, and hated simply for following Jesus.