A destabilized Middle East has created widespread persecution of religious minorities. It took U.S. airpower to save the minority Yazidis from ISIS. In the Christian town of Qaraqosh, hundreds have been slaughtered.Christians in towns like Qaraqosh and Mosul were given the option to either convert to Islam or face death. Beth Murphy and Rihab Mousa join us to discuss what is happening to Iraq's Christian community. Beth is with St. Pius V parish and Rihab Mousa is a counselor at Heartland Alliance. She is originally from Qaraqosh, Iraq.
Sister Beth Murphy says that listeners can donate directly to the Iraqi Dominican Sisters. Donate online at https://www.adriandominicans.org/Donate/index.html and Click “Other” and designate “Iraq.”
Catholic Relief Services provides an online means of offering through their relief efforts at http://emergencies.crs.org/iraq-crs-caritas-reach-displaced-families/
(photo: Displaced Iraqi Christians settle at St. Joseph Church in Irbil, northern Iraq, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed))