Dear IDC Friends and Supporters,
IDC logged a busy and productive month in October. Last month, we met with various Members of Congress and staff to discuss emerging opportunities and work on various initiatives, namely legislation to address the demographic decline facing Christians in Iraq, widespread and unchecked violence against Christians in Nigeria, and legislative opportunities to support the Abraham’s Missing Child initiative.
In early October, IDC Executive Director Richard Ghazal participated in the Athens Summit, part of the greater Abraham's Missing Child initiative. The summit was convened by the Philos Project, and hosted representatives from various Christian communities throughout the Near East. The summit successfully outlined actionable recommendations aimed at improving conditions for indigenous Christian communities in the Near East. The Athens Summit is part of a three-part series that will include Jewish and Muslim counterparts, and government representatives, to garner support for the recommended reforms.
As we approach the Thanksgiving season, we ask that you continue to pray for the universal Christian family, many communities of which face ever-growing persecution and violence. Also, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to support IDC's efforts in advocating for persecuted Christian communities in the Middle East and around the world. Our work is dependent on your generosity!
You can also take action by contacting your Members of Congress through the IDC Action website, and following us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Thank you for your steadfast support.