Please don't leave, Middle East church leaders beg Christians

Christians living in the Palestinian territories and elsewhere in the Middle East will this week be urged not to flee from the region as persecution intensifies.

Church leaders who will meet beside the Dead Sea are expected to urge Palestinians in particular to stay put despite the severity of the challenges they face.

Father Issa Misleh, of Jerusalem’s Orthodox Church, and spokesman for the Middle East Council of Churches, told The Jordan Times that if Christians left the Middle East as a result of the growing terrorism, the outlook will be dire for the territories.

“This would be the end of the Palestinian cause.”

Read it all from Christian Today.


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One comment on “Please don't leave, Middle East church leaders beg Christians

  1. Uh Clint says:

    Why in the world would any Christians not flee from the persecution which has been violent, blatant, and un-condemned by the world at large? It’s one thing to be a martyr; it’s something else entirely to simply let the steam-rollers of Islam wreak havoc, and expect that maybe, just maybe, someone will take notice…