Iraq's Christians Ask For Protection
by Lourdes Garcia-Navarro
listen to the story on NPR.org
Morning Edition, October 13, 2008 · Christians are a minority in Iraq, and there has been a rapid increase of attacks against them this year. The assaults raise fear about the future of Christians in Iraq. One church leader has asked the Iraqi government and the U.S. military for help.
There are so many disheartening facts in this news story. I won't try to list them all, but this is a realization I came to about the war in Iraq that really blew my mind (first brought to my attention by Shane Claiborne in his book Jesus for President--highly recommend). We have Iraqi Christian brothers and sisters dying every day....as well as Muslims whom God wants to draw to Him. No matter how you feel about the war, you must not only pray for our soldiers in Iraq, but also our Christian brothers. And you must not only pray for our Christian brothers, but also for our Muslim "enemies".