Comments: Christians in Iraq

Thank you for including this section on the Synod. I hope it produces some comments. The parlous state of Christianity and the dreadful suffering of our fellow Christians in the Middle East makes Bishops' chauffeurs pale into insignificance.

Much of the current Middle Eastern problem can be traced to the profoundly unfortunate Western adventure in what was the 2003 Iraq War. We have a responsibility for the mess but how to fix it - that's the problem.

In the meantime Christians in the Middle East would be astonished at how their counterparts in the West have forgotten them.

Posted by Nicholas Henderson at Wednesday, 11 February 2015 at 2:04pm GMT


I suspect that Christians in the Middle East are not at all astonished; it has been only too obvious that those primarily responsible for the invasion of Iraq, who professed deep Christian faith, have studiously ignored the greatest destruction of Christian communities in living memory.

Of course, chauffeur driven limousines do help their passengers to overlook the realities of the world around them...

Posted by Stevie Gamble at Wednesday, 11 February 2015 at 7:44pm GMT
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