Religious Leaders Band Together to Support Believers in Egypt, Iraq, and Syria

(WNS)–A broad coalition of religious leaders and organizations announced in early May a pledge of solidarity and call to action for American Christians to stand with persecuted communities in Egypt, Iraq, and Syria.  “The targeting of religious minorities in the Middle East is heart-breaking, and we should respond with a combination of tears and anger,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals during a press conference on Capitol Hill.  Reps. Frank Wolf, R-Va., and Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., co-chairs of the Religious Minorities in the Middle East Caucus, hosted the event and urged American believers to pray, give, and advocate on behalf of suffering Christians. They also called on the U.S. Senate to pass legislation to create a State Department special envoy for religious minorities in the Middle East and South Central Asia, which the House has twice passed with overwhelming bipartisan support.

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