A couple of Christian groups are advocating for the creation of a homeland of security and refuge for persecuted Christians in the Middle East as the question about What Christians could do to help protect their fellow persecuted Christians in the Middle East have resounded since the Islamic State (ISIS) started a campaign of genocide against Christians in Syria and Iraq.
In response to this, a Christian group called the Philos Project has partnered with In Defense of Christians, in working to establish a safe haven for Christians who have been persecuted and displaced in the Middle East, due to the Syrian civil war and terrorist groups such as ISIS and to discuss how American believers can put policy and prayer together to stop the violence against Christians in the Middle East, CBN News reports.
Advocates for persecuted Christians recently gathered in Washington, D.C. to raise awareness about the genocide Middle East Christians are facing and to put forth possible solutions to this crisis.
During the gathering, Christians in America were urged to actively help their beleaguered fellow Christians.
Robert Nicholson, president of the Philos Project and the keynote speaker at the event, stated, “We all feel the temptation to stay out of it and mind our own business… But minding our business is simply not an option.”
“Everyone wants to help Christians with aid, but until now there has been no structure through which to deliver it – no address to mail the check,” Nicholson continued.
“Christians in the Middle East will only be safe when they have a protected homeland, a foundation on which to build their shattered society.”
Many of the advocates are convinced that the only way to protect Christians in the Middle East is to create a homeland for them.
“Christians in the Middle East will only be safe when they have a protected homeland, a foundation on which to build their shattered society,” he added.
The Philos Project and other organisations are now working to create an independent Christian state in the Ninevah Plains region of Iraq.
Some critics say establishing a homeland in the Middle East for persecuted Christians is not feasible, but advocates point to the success of this concept with other countries.