The Silent Holocaust of Christians in the Middle East
Houston Texas, August 25th, 2014
Christians are being systemically slaughtered, and their communities, which have been in existence since the days of the Apostles, are being destroyed before our very eyes.
Virtually nothing is being done to prevent our brothers and sisters from being raped, robbed, sold into slavery, butchered, or buried alive. Those able to flee are being pursued with almost no international or American aid, and those who reach refugee camps are in wretched conditions at best. To call this a “humanitarian crisis” is a gross understatement.
Where is the international response? Where is the outrage?
This town meeting of representatives of the Orthodox, Coptic and Syriac Christian communities of the Houston area will provide a current assessment of this cascading tragedy, formulate action plans, and organize to produce tangible results. Our focus is to raise public awareness as well as to provide aid to our fellow Christians and other religious minorities being persecuted by Islamic extremists.
Federal, state and local officials are invited to participate in this collaborative effort to rescue the victims and stop this primeval savagery. Members of the press are asked to come and hear from those whose loved ones are the targets of these atrocities. Faith, love, hope, and religious freedom will triumph if good people will no longer turn a blind eye and instead take action. This is our duty and obligation.
Meeting Date and Time: Friday, September, 5th, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Location: St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 5311 Mercer, Houston, TX 77005.
Sponsored by: The Orthodox Clergy Association of Houston and Southeast Texas (www.orthodoxhouston.org)