YES! We Will Have a Christmas Program in Syria This Year

Christmas for Refugees in four different locations:  Planning is in the final stages for Christmas for Refugees programs in Syria.  In all this year, about 1,000 children will have a full Christmas program with a hot meal and gifts.  The children are not officially refugees but are what is referred to as “displaced persons.”  A “displaced…

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Matching gift program for Christmas established!

New matching gift program for Christmas for Refugees! by William J. Murray, program director Seventy-six supporters of the Religious Freedom Coalition came forward to pledge $77,031 to a matching gift challenge for Christmas for Refugees.  That means that gifts sent specifically to the Christmas for Refugees program — up to $77,031 — will be doubled!…

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Support Growing But Still Short

Christmas for Refugees Support growing but still short:  When I last wrote to you about the Christmas budget,  we had less than $1,000 on hand.  Because of the generous gifts of supporters since then, the Christmas for Refugees program has raised $105,000 of the $380,000 budget for Christmas 2018.  That was a wonderful response, but…

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Christmas for Refugees in Syria!

            Dramatic move for Christmas for Refugees program:  I cannot go into detail as to how we are going to help Christian children in Syria celebrate the Lord’s birth this year.  The important thing is that at least 1,000 displaced Syrian Christians will have a real Christmas this year if we can raise the…

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Christmas Program Could Be In Trouble

2018 could be a difficult year for Christmas for Refugees: In mid-July, less than $1,000 had been received for the Christmas for Refugees program for 2018.  The Christmas program was way behind financially when I mailed the first appeal for funds in July.  The focus has been on doubling the Diapers for Refugees program this year,…

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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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