The situation in Iraq is heartbreaking. Hundreds of families, like Luke’s, have been driven from their homes by violence. Christian villages lay in ruins, and Yazidis live in tents in the mountains. Your donation could help change these circumstances. Restoring hope and building a future for religious minorities in Iraq won’t be easy, but it’s our prayer that you’ll join with us in ensuring that Luke, and others like him, are raised in safety and peace. Your gift will make a noticeable difference in the lives of families persecuted in Iraq.
Restoring hope and building a future for Iraq that establishes genuine respect and trust between the different religious communities requires a coordinated response from the international community. CSW can play a meaningful role in this process, particularly in advocating for a long-term solution. We are well advanced in planning our response to the need we heard time and again during a recent visit to Iraq. There is need for training in documenting and reporting abuses, trauma counselling, and giving people the tools they need to speak up for themselves.
Please consider partnering with Christian Solidarity Worldwide as we work to better lives in Iraq. A recent trip to Iraq led by CSW CEO Mervyn Thomas and former U.S. Congressman Frank Wolf exposed the scope of the critical situation the people of Iraq face.
“As I visited one ruined village after another, the sheer scale and complexity of the situation sank in,” Thomas said. “Restoring hope and building a future for Iraq that establishes genuine respect and trust between the different religious communities requires a coordinated response from the international community, and I believe CSW has a meaningful role to play in this process, particularly in advocating for a long-term solution.”
CSW is regularly asked to provide training and has gained a first-class reputation over the last 15 years. From Cuba to Colombia, and Nigeria to Indonesia, we’ve trained religious leaders, lawyers, activists, and journalists.
We pray that our visit to northern Iraq and your generous support will have a long-term impact and bring lasting change. Thank you for what you have already helped us to achieve in so many countries.
- A gift of $25 pays for one hour of counselling.
- A gift of $70 provides training in communication techniques for one person.
- A gift of $350 pays for one day of training in documenting abuses.
- A gift of ANY amount is appreciated and will help the people of Iraq.