UN rally in support of Iraqi, Middle East Christians August 2

Faithful of the Orthodox Church in America in the New York City area are invited to attend a rally calling attention to the suffering of Christians in Iraq and the Middle East in front of the United Nations building here at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 2, 2014.

“The pace of the threats in Iraq has escalated recently and the attacks and killing of Christians in Mosul has increased,” reads a letter sent by the Very Rev. Gabriel Adde of the Teaneck, NJ-based Archdiocese of the Syriac Orthodox Church announcing the gathering.  “Some terrorists have publicly called upon Christians to leave their homes, seizing and confiscating their property. Christians were issued an ultimatum to become displaced, renounce their faith and convert, pay an exorbitant tax, or die by the sword.”

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