They need a place to call home

From the desk of:
Mat Staver, President
Liberty Relief International

September 20, 2016

Liberty Relief International, founded to help bring needed relief to persecuted Christians, strongly supports the initiative to revitalize the Nineveh Plain in Northern Iraq for the repatriation of believers who have been driven from their ancestral homes. 

This is an extremely rare opportunity to make a long-term difference in the lives of persecuted Christians in the Middle East. Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) has introduced a resolution calling for the United States and the international community to support the development of northern Iraq’s Nineveh Plain as a safe haven for Christians.  The resolution states that the semi-autonomous area would be “consistent with lawful expressions of self-determination by its indigenous peoples.” The development and protection of this region, known as the cradle of Christianity,  means that Christians and other religious minorities would return to their ancestral homeland.

As Patrick Goodenough reported at CNSNews:

“The Nineveh Plain is a rural area across the north-eastern portion of the current Iraqi province of Ninawa (or Nineveh). The indigenous people referred to in the legislation are mostly Assyrians, an ethnic group whose forbears embraced Christianity as early as the 1st century, hundreds of years before the Arab/Islamic conquest of the Middle East.Main Christian denominations there include Assyrian, Chaldean Catholic, Syrian Orthodox and Armenian, as well as Protestant and evangelical.”

Congress and the State Department have declared that ISIS attacks on Christians and other religious minorities are officially genocide. Now it’s time to take action to provide a Middle East “Safe Zone” for victims of ISIS brutality.

Liberty Relief International’s petition, “Middle East Christians Deserve a Safe Region to Call Their Home”, will be delivered to Congress on September 29th, before their October recess. We would like to secure 25,000 names before the delivery.

Click here to be added to the petition.

As Congressman Fortenberry said at the introduction of the resolution:

“Christians, Yazidis, and other ethnic and religious minorities have been slaughtered and driven from their homes by ISIL’s horrific genocide. One next step must be the re-securitization and revitalization of the Nineveh Plain, allowing the repatriation of those who had to flee… This resolution, which follows on the Government of Iraq’s own initiative to create a province in the Nineveh Plain region, seeks to restore the ancestral homeland of so many suffering communities.”

Click here to add your name to LRI’s Middle East Christians Deserve a Safe Region to Call Their Home petition. After signing, you be given an opportunity to support LRI’s other relief efforts.

God bless you for joining with us,

Mat Staver

P.S. Click here to sign.

The petition states:
The House of Representatives and the U.S. State Department have declared ISIS atrocities against religious minorities to be “Genocide.”

We join with Rep. Jeff Fortenberry in determining, “One next step must be the re-securitization and revitalization of the Nineveh Plain, following the repatriation of those who had to flee…”

We support the passage of H.Con.Res.152, which declares: “Expressing the sense of Congress that the United States and the international community should support the Republic of Iraq and its people to recognize a province in the Nineveh Plain region, consistent with lawful expressions of self-determination by its indigenous peoples.”

Restoring this region means that displaced persons can return to their ancestral homeland historically referred to as “the cradle of Christianity.”  We wholeheartedly support this initiative.