Former Archbishop of Canterbury Decries Threat to Christians in Iraq

Rowan Williams on the long history of Middle Eastern Christianity and the need to protect Christian communities under attack.

By Published on February 10, 2015

Although ISIS is mostly focused on conflicts within Islam, the history of the last 15 years or so has reinforced for many the myth that Christianity is somehow alien to the region and allied with Western interests.

Communities that can trace their roots back a millennium and a half to the first four or five centuries of the Christian era are treated by militants as if they had no right to live there.

But these communities are a massively important part both of the Christian family and of the history, culture and intellectual development of the nations in which they live.

Read the article “Former Archbishop of Canterbury Decries Threat to Christians in Iraq” on bbc.com.

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