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  • U.S. needs to act on IS genocide, critics say

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, March 17, 2017 (5 months ago)

    "The next six months will be the moment of truth for them."

    -- Nina Shea

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The United States finally needs to act in keeping with its designation a year ago that the Islamic State's murderous campaign against Christians and other minorities in the Middle East is genocide, religious freedom advocates said.

    The calls for action came on the occasion of the first anniversary of then-Secretary of State John Kerry's classification of ISIS' atrocities in Iraq and Syria as genocide. Neither the United States nor the United Nations have followed up that March 17, 2016, designation by Kerry -- who served in the Obama administration -- with suitable justice for the terrorists or humanitarian assistance for their victims, critics said. Read More

  • Kerry's genocide label for ISIS commended

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, March 17, 2016 (one year ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Southern Baptist and other religious freedom advocates commended the Obama administration's declaration Thursday (March 17) that the Islamic State's murderous campaign against Christians and other minorities in the Middle East is genocide. Read More

  • SBC leaders appeal to Kerry on genocide

    by Tom Strode, posted Monday, December 07, 2015 (one year ago)

    "Acknowledging the targeting and slaughtering of Christians in this region is a first step toward achieving peace and justice there." -- Russell Moore
    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Southern Baptist leaders Russell Moore and R. Albert Mohler Jr. have joined a coalition calling on the U.S. State Department to heed evidence Christians are targets of genocide in the Middle East.

    Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, and Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, signed onto a Dec. 4 letter to Secretary of State John Kerry requesting a meeting before the department issues a ruling on genocide by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). They have learned ... Read More

  • Moore: U.S. should not exclude Christians in genocide label

    by Tom Strode, posted Tuesday, November 17, 2015 (one year ago)

    "This is genocide and civilization must declare it so."

    -- Russell Moore

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The U.S. State Department should not exclude Christians as victims if it declares the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria guilty of genocide, Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore has told Secretary of State John Kerry. Read More