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