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Turkey has a long history of denying its genocides of Christians across the Middle East. It has persecuted Christians within its borders, in Syria, in Artsakh, and elsewhere. It has gone so far as to bring jihadist fighters to terrorize Christians in Artsakh. America should never consider a country like this an ally.

Armenian Christians are facing another genocide because of the Turkish-supported aggressions of Azerbaijan. Ask your Representative to help them by supporting H.Res.1165

The rights of religious minorities are being violated due to these laws and they are in need of your help. Write to your Members of Congress and tell them to support H.Res.512 and S.Res.458 in calling for the end of these oppressive practices.

H. Res. 1050, is a call for Congress to hold the Government of Turkey accountable for its failure to respect religious freedom. The U.S. support for religious freedom among our international allies is a moral imperative. Ask your Representative to support House Resolution 1050.

Lebanon is the last beacon of pluralism in the Middle East and the only country where Christians and Muslims have worked together to build a democracy representative of both groups. In the wake of the devastating explosion, tell your Members of Congress to stand with Lebanon by signing  House Resolution 1077 and Senate Resolution 682. 

Lebanon is a country built on religious pluralism, but for the last several decades, the Christian identity has been under pressure. Today, they are being driven out of the country. Hezbollah, the Iran-backed terrorist organization, has been leading the country into a deep financial crisis, and Christians in Lebanon need our help or they will be the latest Christian community to go extinct.

This latest move continues a long-standing trend of Christian landmarks and houses of worship being appropriated and converted into mosques or even seized by the Turkish state. Cultural landmarks, including the Hagia Sophia, are some of the only remnants which testify to Turkey’s once-vibrant Christian presence. solidarity with the persecuted Christians of the Middle East and Africa, we call on consumers to boycott Turkish products.

For the past several years, Christians in Nigeria have been facing extreme levels of violence from various terrorist organizations, including Boko Haram and Fulani Militants. Please join IDC in calling for the recognition of the Christian Genocide in Nigeria, as these crimes can not be forgotten.

Since 2004, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom has recommended that Saudi Arabia be designated as a Country of Particular Concern (CPC) for its numerous religious and human rights violations in the country. We are asking President Trump to designate Saudi Arabia as a Country of Particular Concern and implement appropriate sanctions..

The Nineveh Plain and the wider region have been the ancestral homeland of Christians, Yazidis, and other religious minorities, until ISIS overran and occupied the area in 2014. Today ISIS’s territorial caliphate is defeated, but the region is not yet fully safe for religious minorities to return home. We are calling on members of Congress to support the safety of religious minorities and cosponsor House Resolution 259.

Tell your Representative that Coptic Christians in Egypt deserve to be treated equally and live in safety by cosponsoring House Resolution 49.

Write President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to ask them to officially recognize and commemorate the Armenian Genocide.

Download Armenian Genocide Fact Sheet

Take action today by joining your local IDC Chapter! Don’t see one near you? Then contact our Outreach Coordinator today to start one up and work with us to defend persecuted Christians of the Middle East!