#936 for broadcast on 2CH Sydney, 3 Aug 2014.
As thousands of Iraqi Christians face an uncertain future after being forced to flee their homes in the northern city of Mosul, the Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, Dr Glenn Davies, expressed outrage that a community established in the early centuries of the Christian era should face expulsion from their own land simply for expressing their faith.
“In the same area where God sent the prophet Jonah to turn back the people of Nineveh from their evil ways, we pray for a turning back of the evil which has come upon the Christians of Mosul, stripped of their livelihood, property and possessions,” Dr Davies said.
“We have entered a period of significant suffering for Christians around the world: from Iraq to Syria and from Egypt to Sudan,” Dr Davies said.
“The Australian government, the international community and the UN must not stand by while such persecution continues unabated.”
I’m Rod Benson for the NSW Council of Churches.