The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Endangered future

Christians in the Middle East have an endangered future, said Rosangela Jarjour, general secretary of the Beirut-based Fellowship of Middle East Evangelical Churches. Speaking Sept. 21 in Florence, Italy, Jarjour told the General Assembly of the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe that more than 50,000 Christians have fled Egypt and Syrian Christians "have lost their homes, livelihoods and churches, and been the victims of widespread looting, destruction and arson." She added, "We don't want to become refugees, but [want] to live in peace and with full citizens' rights and duties in our own land."


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