Welsh launch of ‘Hope for the Middle East’

Clwyd West Assembly Member Darren Millar has hosted an event in the Assembly to mark the Welsh launch of a campaign to mobilise Christians around the world to bring hope to the Middle East.

‘Hope for the Middle East’ is a global, seven-year campaign by charity Open Doors, which works in over 50 countries supporting Christians who suffer for their faith.

To date over 290,000 people from 116 countries have signed the campaign’s petition, which will be presented to the UN and UK government in December 2017.

Darren, Chair of the Assembly Cross Party Group on Faith, signed the petition yesterday and is calling on others to follow suite.

He said:  

“The crisis that’s been unfolding in the Middle East is like nothing we’ve seen before. Yet courageous Christians have chosen to stay in their homelands to shine the light of Christ - despite the most intense persecution and the attempts of extremists to drive the church out.

“Open Doors asked church leaders and Christians from Syria and Iraq what would give them hope. They highlighted three things: equality, dignity and responsibility. It’s vital that their call reaches the ears of world leaders so that change can happen on the ground. I am encouraging people to amplify their voice by signing the petition today:  http://advocacy.oduk.org/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=77&ea.campaign.id=54115&ea.tracking.id=Web