Throughout the Middle East and Caucuses, regions in which Christianity originally took root, our brothers and sisters in faith are threatened. In the wake of capturing Mosul, ISIS extremist members marked Christian homes with Arabic slurs, cut water distribution, and presented Christian residents with three options: convert to Islam, pay a religious fee, or die. In Syria, Assyrian Christians were abducted and held for ransoms too steep to pay. In 2015 the brutal decapitation of twenty-one Coptic Christians was recorded on video by IS militants. In Egypt, Coptic churches are still burned or bombed today. Christians in Artsakh fight every day for their faith and freedom against Azerbaijan. In the 20th century, it is estimated that over 45 million Christian were killed for their faith.
The Christians In Need Foundation provides to Eastern Christians what we in the West take for granted—education. CINF sends American student volunteers as teachers to Eastern Christian communities, encouraging growth and prosperity through knowledge. Volunteers lead courses, work with resident Christians to address their particular community needs, and share Eastern Christian life and struggles through published articles and social media. Western youth also learn from their experiences abroad. Student volunteers develop an objective understanding of Eastern challenges. Volunteers also gain valuable experience from their work with skills necessary to teaching and leadership.
Our endeavors to support Middle Eastern Christians cannot be accomplished alone. Extend a hand to suffering Christians across the globe. Donate today or contact one of our offices in California or New York.
Extending a hand to suffering Christians across the globe.
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