After more than two years, the U.S. State Department finally admitted what already seemed clear to most of the world: ISIS is on a genocidal rampage against Middle East Christians. With that diplomatic declaration, religious leaders are wondering when the Church in the West will step up and speak out about this historic persecution. From world leaders to authors on the front lines to Christian humanitarians, the alarm is going out over the plight of Christians in countries besieged by ISIS.Share
"Daesh is responsible for genocide against groups in areas under its control, including Yazidis, Christians and Shia Muslims," Secretary of State John Kerry said.
Tom Doyle, author of Killing Christians, said "We're hearing of more and more crucifixions. We're hearing [about] young boys being killed."
"We're witnessing a once in a 2,000-year crisis and it's not an exaggeration to say that we can see the elimination of Christianity in the place of its birth," Christian humanitarian Johnnie Moore said. Even though the Church in the Middle East is suffering genocide, some say the Church in the West could do more to stand with their fellow believers. Moore has been working with big names such as Mark Burnett and Roma Downey to bring attention to this tragedy. (Read more.)