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Aug. 18, 2014

Religious Persecution in Iraq

Over the past two years, The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) has grown dramatically in territorial control and has completely destabilized the country of Iraq.

Their brutal treatment of civilians has led to the deaths of thousands of Christians in that region. This extremist group with once strong ties to al-Qaeda have take control of large areas in Iraq while persecuting Christians and destroying monasteries and churches. ISIS defines their purpose as the desire to establish an Islamic caliphate (state) throughout the Middle East.

This grave humanitarian crisis has forced thousands of Christians to flee their homes, while being robbed of their few personal possessions as they ran. It is essential that all people of conscience pray and advocate for an end to the religious genocide in Iraq.

Please utilize the resources on this webpage to learn more about this crisis and pray for our brothers and sisters in the Middle East. 

Justice and Peace/Respect Life
Erin Landini-Grogan M.S.,N.C.C.,L.P.C.
Office of Parish Social Ministry/Respect Life
429 East Grandview Blvd
Erie, PA 16504

Phone: (814) 824-1254 or (800) 374-3723 x254
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