“Christianity is under unprecedented assault in those ancient lands where it first grew”

NEWSWEEK
Mike Pence vows to end “unprecedented assault on Christianity” in Middle East
by Jack Moore
October 27, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence has pledged that the Trump administration will come to the rescue of Christians in the Middle East, as persecution of religious minorities in the region continues. He said that Washington will move funding away from the United Nations to the U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID, in order to directly assist Christian communities in the Middle East…Pence explained the divergence of funds from the U.N., saying that it was an “ineffective” use of U.S. money…As of July 2015, a third of Syria’s 600,000 Christians had fled; Lebanon’s Christian population share has shrunk from 78 percent to 34 percent over the previous century; and only a third of the 1.5 million Christians who lived in Iraq in 2003 remain today, according to The New York Times. READ MORE

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