Recognizing Annihilation of Middle East’s Christianity as Genocide

During the recent Biannual Clergy Laity Assembly in Madison, Wisconsin, from November 14th – 18th, The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago agreed on a resolution asking the United Nations to recognize an official genocide of the Christian population in the Middle East.

The Metropolis of Chicago, representing 59 churches and two monastic communities, has taken a stand for all Christians with this resolution to be sent to the President of the United States and members of the Senate and House of Representatives. It calls on United States Political Leadership to Officially Recognize the growing conflict throughout the Middle East as Genocide, and officially initiate the United Nations Resolution entitled Responsibility to Protect.

Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos stated:

It is the hope of the assembly that other Metropolises as well as other Orthodox denominations and other Catholic and Protestant Christian denominations will consider sending similar resolutions to their United States National Leadership.

The Resolution and the full article can be found at The Pappas Post, along with the photo shown above.

 

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