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was born in the Middle East, and churches have long made important
contributions to Middle East culture. But today, Christianity is under
threat in the land of its birth. Learn more about Middle East
Christians and efforts to support them.
Take Action Now! Help Persecuted Christians/Religious Minorities in the Middle East
Read the bishops' statement on how our nation can take action in the Middle East
Learn more about the Syrian refugee
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Persecuted and Forgotten? A report on Christians oppressed for their Faith 2015-17
Aid to the Church in Need
We must not resign
ourselves to thinking of a Middle East without Christians, who for 2,000 years
have confessed the name of Jesus, and have been fully integrated as citizens
into the social, cultural and religious life of the nations to which they
-Pope Francis, 21 November 2013
The Christian presence in the Holy Lands traces its roots to the earliest days of Christianity. These small, diverse communities have historically contributed to the vibrant social fabric of their societies in the fields of science, medicine, and philosophy. Their fraternity with the diversity of Churches and other religious groups helps to foster greater interreligious dialogue, unity, and peace in the Middle East.
In the midst of the turbulence in the Middle East, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops expresses solidarity with Christians and all those who suffer from the conflict and persecutionin the region. The Church stands at the service of all people in the Middle East, both Christians and Muslims.
Video: Religious Freedom and Christians in the Middle East
Christianity was born in the Middle East, and churches have long made important contributions to Middle East culture. But today, Christianity is under threat in the land of its birth. Learn more about Middle East Christians and efforts to support them.
Letter to Senators Corker and Cardin in Support of the Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act
Bishop Oscar Cantú, June 9, 2017
Encounter in Egypt: Trip Highlights One of Pope's Key Teachings
Catholic News Service, May 4, 2017
Solidarity at the Service of All People in the Middle East
Statement expressing solidarity with Christians and all those who suffer in the Middle East.
February 10, 2017
Letter to Representatives Smith and Eshoo Commending the Introduction of Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act of 2017
Bishop Oscar Cantú and Bishop Joe S. Vásquez, January 30, 2017
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