Date:  November 11, 2022

Iraq (International Christian Concern) – Iraqi Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil warned hundreds of religious leaders in Indonesia Bali, while at the G20 Religion forum, of the impending extinction of Christians in his country should the level of general violence and religious minority persecution, continue to occur.

Militant Islamic groups and non-Christian government officials perpetrate much violence and oppression, leaving most Christians to practice secretly. reports that Warda warns, “There is “a fundamental crisis of violence within Islam” that “can no longer be ignored,” Warda said, adding that it “continues to affect the entire Middle East, Africa, Asia and beyond.”

Without a change in the overall culture of Iraq, a danger to those of the Christian faith within its borders will continue to dwindle in numbers.

HOW TO PRAY: Pray for protection for Christian minorities in Iraq. Pray for an end to religiously motivated violence in the region. Pray for the gospel to spread throughout the Middle East.