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“So many Christians are leaving Iraq because of the uncertainty of the situation and the loss of confidence in the future. The roots and seeds of Christianity are in the East. Our prayers and our hope are that they will be watered and nurtured.”
“We were able to document that mothers and their children are a growing target group. You are not only removing a single person from the group of Christians, but a mother and her progeny.”
Year after year, ACN in Need, with its own journalism, chronicles the experience of Christians subject to persecution, and, with the help of our generous donors, offers assistance.
“We are saddened by the reports of religious persecution and violence that reach us almost on a weekly basis.”
As Christmas draws near, more than 84 million people worldwide are forcibly displaced. This year, Africa recorded the highest increase in IDPs, and Syria remained the country from which the greatest number of people has been forced to flee.
The Hindu extremists who are behind these attacks, the report said, did not even spare women from their terror. More than 1331 women were injured in the violence against Christians.
“The caste system triggers discrimination and forbids some people to mingle with others. Low-caste people are not considered equal human beings. They have found a fortress in Christianity because the faith has no discrimination or caste system.”
“Radical groups continue to acquire strategic property in the Christian Quarter, with the aim of diminishing the Christian presence, often using underhanded dealings and intimidation tactics to evict residents from their homes.”
“I feel some furious anger, some hot anger inside me; yes, we need to be outraged by events happening in our country due to religious persecution or we will descend into total anarchy.”