Photos of Christmas for Refugees 2016 Events

Photos from some of the 2016 Christmas for Refugee parties in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq held for displaced Christian children have been posted. The size of the events varied from 75 to as many as 525 children and were surprising orderly. Communictions from the Middle East has made real time posting difficult.

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Christmas for Refugees 2016 Update

Religious Freedom Coalition Chairman, William J. Murray, is currently overseeing the Christmas for Refugees program. The Christmas for Refugees program serves Christian refugee children from Iraq and Syria. The programs take place in Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq, and this year the program has expanded to include newly liberated towns in Iraq! Each program includes games,…

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Many Iraqi Christians Unable to Return Home for Christmas

Many Christian residents of towns surrounding Mosul that have been liberated from Islamic State’s control have started returning home only to find their homes booby-trapped, in ruins or uninhabitable. In August of 2014, the Islamic State drove many religious minorities, including Christians and Yazidis from their homes in order to establish their caliphate. Since then,…

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Live Nativity on Capitol Hill

Religious Freedom Coalition Chairman, William Murray, took part in the annual Live Nativity on Capitol Hill put on by Faith and Action, a Christian outreach to top-level government officials located in Washington, DC. The Live Nativity displays the true meaning of Christmas for all in DC to see. Two live camels, a donkey, sheep and…

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Relief for Christian Town Liberated From ISIS

On August 6, 2014, the Islamic State overran Iraq’s largest Christian city, the city of Qaraqosh. The advance forced thousands of Christians to leave the city after it had been the target of jihadist attacks for weeks. One month before, the Islamic State took over the city of Mosul and many Christian residents from Mosul…

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Christmas for Refugees 2016

Tens of thousands of Christian families with children have escaped the attacks of radical Islamic groups in Iraq and Syria. Many thousands of Iraqi Christians are displaced and living in Kurdish areas of Iraq in temporary camps. Hundreds of thousands more have fled to Jordan and Lebanon. Mostly well-educated and middle class, they now live…

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Christmas for Refugees now on countdown for 2016

Even more Christian refugee children will have a Christmas this year thanks to Challenge gift! A benefactor has steped forward again with major challenge: For the second year in a row, one generous man has stepped forward to help fund the Christmas for Refugees program to help countless more children have a Christmas. Gifts to Christmas for Refugees are being doubled right now!

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September Update

September 16, 2016 Update: Back on track – but a long way to go: A great big thank you to all who have contributed to the Christmas for Refugees program during the last month! The Christmas program was seriously behind in fund raising during the summer months. The goal is to be able to serve…

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