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The Chairman’s Report For September 28, 2018

Sep 28th, 2018 | By

In this issue of the newsletter / Helping Syrian Christians rebuild, beginning with a Christmas celebration / Two million diapers will be distributed to Christian refugee families this year / Christmas planning moves forward, first funds sent for preparations / Washington: Letter to Trump from 20 groups on persecution in Nigeria

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The Chairman’s Report For August 3, 2018

Aug 3rd, 2018 | By
A small truck arrives with parts for new water system being supplied by the Religious Freedom Coalition.

In this issue of the newsletter: Construction at Nigerian orphanage – New water system by start of school! / Christians die in attacks in Plateau State near our orphanage mission / Widespread left-wing attack on the Religious Freedom Coalition / Christmas for Refugees funding is down at time expansion is needed. More information on our programs in the Middle East to aid Christians.

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The Chairman’s Report for January 5th, 2018

Jan 5th, 2018 | By
Nearly 300 Iraqi and Syrian Christian refugee children play a game similar to "Simon says" during a Christmas celebration in Amman. Christmas, 2017

Christmas events for Christian refugee children is now in four countries!
Nigeria, held it’s first Christmas for Refugees event at an orphanage in the heart of the conflict zone. In Lebanon each child received a meal and a toy, usually a board game that could be shared at home, or Gospel themed coloring and work books. The families received double thick blankets. These blankets were manufactured in Lebanon by a non-profit organization made up of Syrian refugees.

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CHRISTMAS FOR REFUGEES HOLDS FIRST PROGRAM IN NIGERIA

Dec 12th, 2017 | By
Christian children at Nigerian orphanage hold Christmas celebration

The Tabitha Evangel Ministries (TEM) orphanage houses about 190 children. Almost all of them are parentless. This past December they were able to celebrate a real Christmas including a puppet show, songs and games. Because none were available in the Jos area, coloring books celebrating the birth of Jesus were carried from the United States, something we rarely ever do as it is costly. But the coloring contests at the Christmas events are one of the most favorite activities for the children.

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Fearful Egypt Copts mark Christmas after church bombing

Jan 7th, 2017 | By
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It is Christmas Eve for Egypt’s Copts but Marie Labib is not in a festive mood, with dark thoughts haunting her weeks after a church bombing killed 28 members of her community. Copts, who make up about one tenth of Egypt’s population of more than 92 million and who celebrate Christmas on Saturday, have long complained of discrimination.

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Chairman’s Report For January 6, 2017

Jan 6th, 2017 | By

In this issue of the newsletter Update:   Christmas for Refugees program exceeds expectations in Iraq Update:   As many as 525 Christian refugee children at each Christmas party Update:   Christmas for Refugees expands in Jordan, as terror attacks increase           New:      Christian town of Qaraqosh in ruins; may have Christmas event in 2017 Cultural center used

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What Christians are Finding In the Nineveh Plain

Jan 4th, 2017 | By

Christians who are now returning to their homes in areas of the Nineveh Plains liberated from the Islamic State’s control are finding chaos and destruction. Sister Diana Momeka, a nun with the Dominican Sisters of Saint Catherine of Siena, ministers to those who have been displaced by ISIS: “(When) we went to see what happened

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Christmas for Refugees Featured on Fox News

Dec 28th, 2016 | By

Religious Freedom Coalition’s Christmas for Refugees program was featured on Fox News. Fox News correspondent Lauren Green interviewed William Murray and showed footage of one of the Christmas celebrations in a church in an undisclosed location in the region, where refugee children sang songs and visited with Santa Claus. Christmas for Refugees began in 2013

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Christmas for Refugees 2016 Update

Dec 19th, 2016 | By

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, Gospel-themed

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Many Iraqi Christians Unable to Return Home for Christmas

Dec 12th, 2016 | By

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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