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In the Fox News report ‘Crossing Jordan – Escape From Terror’ King Abdullah of Jordan “warns that, “this could well be the beginning of World War Three”. This excellent news segments highlights how Jordan sits in the ‘eye of the storm’, with refugees fleeing the ISIS and Syrian conflict from Iraq and Syria. Jordan is the current home of 750,000 refugees.
The report highlights the brutality that is unfolding before our eyes – including horrid acts of Christian persecution. As a bright spot, Fox News “uncovers a staggering underground railroad of hope, which brings persecuted Christians from the deserts of Iraq, to the camps of Jordan and, finally, to the streets of U.S. cities. Fox News has spoken to Mexican “coyotes” who are just one part of this lengthy chain trying to save Christians from the clutches of ISIS.”
To watch this important Fox News report on the underground railroad that is helping Christians, click here.
HOW YOU CAN HELP IN DEFENSE OF REFUGEES
We invite you to share with the Orthodox Christian Network substantive philanthropies that are coming to the aid of all that are persecuted. Notable is the IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities) whom “in the spirit of Christ’s love, offers emergency relief and development programs to those in need worldwide, without discrimination, and strengthens the capacity of the Orthodox Church to so respond”. The IOCC has undertaken significant initiatives to help save Syria’s children whom are displaced or living as refugees. Notably 92% of every dollar donated to the IOCC “directly helps those affecting dire situations”.
“You can help the victims of poverty and conflicts around the world by making a financial gift to the IOCC International Emergency Response Fund which will provide immediate relief, as well as long-term support through the provision of emergency aid, recovery assistance and other support to help those in need. To make a gift, please visit iocc.org or call toll free at 1-877-803-IOCC (4622), or mail a check or money order payable to IOCC, P.O. Box 17398, Baltimore, MD 21297.
An additional notable philanthropy is “The Barnabas Fund’s Operation Safe Havens program which has pressed governments to issue visas to persecuted Christians, on condition that the organization will foot their expenses”. Operation Safe Havens was featured in an August 20, 2015, editorial in the Wall Street Journal by Robert R. Reilly, director of the Westminster Institute in McLean, Va.
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Your input is welcomed and appreciated; and you have our resound commitment to be a resource of compassion, a voice of help, and active participant to helping all in need.
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