JUNE 17, 2015

The Moral Action Ministry of North Scottsdale Christian presents: “Ancient Christians in Despair”

Saturday, June 20, 9:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; North Scottsdale Christian Church

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Mona K. Oshana – What's happening in The Middle East today!
The discussions will focus on the following information:
• Who are the Christians of the Middle East?
• Christians at the verge of extermination, who is attacking them?
• Why must the Christians remain in the Middle East?
• Why must the world get involved?
• Testimonials from current victims being persecuted!

Mona K. Oshana: Author, Speaker, and Blogger – Born in Kirkuk, Iraq, immigrated to the United States in 1977, Mona says, “Leaving my homeland was not by choice, but by force”. She tells the story of their escape in her book called “LOOK BEYOND THE FIRE” and still considers herself a constituent of Iraq.

Mr. Sam Darmo: How did we get here? (1840-1940, Iraq, Lebanon, Iran and Turkey)
1840-1865 Kurdish warlord Badr Khan Persecution against – Church of the East only (over 10,000 killed)
1860 Druze-Maronite Conflict (20,000 Christian lost their life) – 1896 Diyarbakir Assyrian Massacre
1914-1920 Armenian, Assyrian, Greek Genocide (1.7 million people lost their lives)
1933 Assyrian Massacre in Northern Iraq, more than 20 Assyrian Towns and Villages were destroyed.
1940 The British/Arab conflict where the Assyrians fought on the side of the English.

Darmo was born on 1955 in Baghdad, Iraq; He relocated to the United States in 1978 after his Graduation from the Academy of Science in Baghdad. Darmo, is an Assyrian Archivist, Activist, and an Assyrian TV and Radio Personality, He served as a spokesman for the Assyrian Democratic Movement “Member of the Iraq Opposition recognized by the United States according to the Iraqi Liberation Act of 1998” in Arizona from 2002-2004.

Artin (Art) Knadjian: Two Nations – Assyrians and Armenians suffering for their Christian Faith at the hands of the same enemy. Art will reflect on personal stories, eyewitness accounts and survival from the Christian persecution. Artin Knadjian was born in Cairo, Egypt and immigrated to Montreal, Canada as a child. He grew up in Montreal and attended McGill University, graduating as an architect. Artin has been involved over many years with the plight of the Armenian and Assyrian people.

Now what?
What can you do to get involved? Where can you start? Who can help the most? What actions are needed from the public?

“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak.
Not to act is to act” Dietrich Bonhoeffer, 1906-1945, German Lutheran Pastor.

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