Last night President Trump ordered the State Department to cease funding ineffective relief efforts at the UN for Christians and religious minorities in the Middle East. Effective yesterday, America will provide direct support to persecuted communities through USAID. Further, the U.S. will work closely with faith-based groups and private organizations to help those persecuted for their faith.
“One of the attractions of this strategy is that we’re not just a relatively small Christian community in the United States taking an action,” says Rev. John Thomas, former president of the United Church of Christ. “We’re joining a much broader movement.” But Rev. John Wimberly, a Presbyterian minister, says US churches supporting the BDS movement “are empowering the most extreme voices and the harshest voices on both sides.” More →