Christians in Iraq are on the verge of extinction. Large numbers of persecuted Christians have fled abroad or to the (until recently) safer Kurdish region, where they face unemployment and inadequate schooling, medical care and housing. The church faces many challenges – members being killed or abducted, and a lack of capable leaders. In central and southern Iraq, traditional Christians suffer as much as Muslim-background believers (MBB), as a result of their visibility. In May 2012, 20 Christian families in Mosul received threats, and the house of another Christian was set on fire.
• For the many Christians displaced from their homes by threats of murder or abduction
• Ask God to raise up godly, wise leaders to shepherd the church
• For Open Doors trauma counselors working with children and families affected by persecution.
Learn more: Did you Know? Iraq Edition