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Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act Hijacked by Neocons

Sep 28th, 2017 | By

Senator Corker has crossed out every single line of the simple anti-genocide language in HR-390 authored by Congressmen Chris Smith. Senator Corker’s version of the bill makes little mention of the victims of genocide, which include Christians, Yazidis, and Shia Muslims.

Chairman’s Report for September 29, 2017

Sep 27th, 2017 | By

In this issue of the newsletter: Will President Trump help get the Syria and Iraq Genocide Relief bill passed? / Water delivery program to Christian camp in Iraq continues through December / 160,000 diapers purchased for distribution in Iraq – adult diapers still needed! / Changes to the Christmas program, as needs of refugee families change

Dear-Colleague Letter Regarding Reports of Roll Back of Genocide Declaration

Jul 28th, 2017 | By

A dear-colleague letter authored by Reps. Smith, Eshoo, Fortenberry, and Franks, regarding reports that some in the State Department are seeking to roll back the declaration of genocide against religious minorities in Iraq and Syria by ISIS is currently circulating to supporters of the HR 390 bill.

NGOs Sign Letter to Senate Leaders in Support of HR 390

Jul 14th, 2017 | By

Religious Freedom Coalition Chairman, William J. Murray signed a letter to Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer demanding unanimous consent for the bipartisan bill H.R. 390, The Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act. Other signers are Nina Shea, Director of Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom; David

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Chairman’s Report for June 30, 2017

Jun 30th, 2017 | By

In this issue of the newsletter Update:   HR-390 has passed the House – Your letters and calls made the difference Update:   HR-390 must now pass the Senate under “rules of suspension” New:        Family of concert suicide bomber fought on US side in Libya New:        Obama/Hillary “Grand Plan” for Middle East spread jihadist terror WE WON

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USCIRF Commends House Passage of Genocide Accountability Act Urges Senate Action  

Jun 13th, 2017 | By

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 9, 2017   USCIRF Commends House Passage of Genocide Accountability Act Urges Senate Action   USCIRF declares that “the perpetrators of genocide must be held to account”   WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) commends the passage on June 6, 2017, in the U.S. House of

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HR 390 Passed in the House

Jun 7th, 2017 | By

MAJOR VICTORY – HR-390 has passed in the HOUSE Your post cards and calls to Congress did the job! HR-390, The Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act, was introduced by our friend Congressman Chris Smith on January 10th of this year, shortly after the 115th Congress began its first session. Within a

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Chairman’s Report For April 12, 2017

Apr 12th, 2017 | By
William J. Murray and Congressman Trent Franks

In this issue of the newsletter: Postcards to Congress Campaign – Victory as HR- 390 passes committee / Visits with congressmen and Senators increase to support HR-390 / Diapers for Refugees program delivery in March – feminine products added / Did Assad, already winning a war, use a weapon of desperation?

Compassion International May Be Forced Out of India

Mar 2nd, 2017 | By

Compassion International, a Christian nongovernmental organization that provides aid to over 145,000 impoverished children in India, has three weeks left in the country unless officials give it a reprieve. Stephen Oakley, the group’s senior vice president and general counsel, told the US House Foreign Affairs Committee that the organization has “simply run out of funds.”

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New Proposed Legislation Could Mean Relief For Persecuted Christians

Jan 13th, 2017 | By
Christians persecuted

On January 10, 2017, Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04) and Rep. Anna Eshoo (CA-18) reintroduced their bipartisan legislation that would provide emergency relief to survivors of genocide and ensure accountability for perpetrators. The Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act (H.R. 390) is an enhanced version of the bill they introduced in the 114th

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