Faithkeepers: The Groundbreaking Movie Demanding Action on Christian Persecution

Faithkeepers: The Groundbreaking Movie Demanding Action on Christian Persecution

Film - FaithKeepers

America will stand by followers of Christ in this hour of need,” US Vice President Mike Pence told the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians on Thursday. “Our administration is fully committed in bringing relief and comfort to believers, not only across the Middle East but across the world.”

People from 130 countries were represented at the summit, which was organized by evangelist Franklin Graham and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

So what is happening to Christians around the world that is worrying so many people?

Clarion Project’s new film Faithkeepers uncovers the horrific reality faced by so many simply for being who they are.

“In the Middle East, the birthplace of Christianity, Christians and other minorities are being violently persecuted, driven out of their homes, and killed” the Faithkeepers team says. “Their places of worship are being destroyed, and their history is being erased.”

Across the world, but particularly in the Middle East, Christians and other religious minorities are persecuted for their faith. Most of this persecution is meted out at the hands of radical Islam, although by no means all of it.

In Iraq and Syria, ravaged by war, Christians, Yazidis and other minority groups

are suffering grievously under the yoke of terrorist groups like  the Islamic State. Christian communities that fall under their control are given a simple choice: convert to Islam, pay the jizya, a humiliating protection tax, or die.

Thousands of Yazidi women and girls were kidnapped into sex slavery and sold in the markets of Mosul and Raqqa. They have suffered unimaginably.

“Faithkeepers gives face and voice to the humanitarian crisis and genocide affecting millions in the Middle East as a result of religious and ethnic persecution,” the Faithkeepers team added. “The film is a testament to the stories of the persecuted and an inspiring portrait of the human spirit. Faithkeepers – the movie and movement – will awaken, enlighten and inspire all people of faith to stand up and take action.”

The film premieres in the United States on May 23.

 

By | 2017-07-27T09:05:41+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Film, ISIS, News, Persecution|

About the Author:

Professor Ryan Mauro Shillman Fellow National Security Analyst for the Clarion Project, a nonprofit organization that educates the public about the threat of Islamic extremism and provides a platform for voices of moderation and tolerance within the Muslim community. Mauro also consults for various government agencies, political campaigns and policy-makers. He is a professor of homeland security, counter-terrorism and political science. Mauro has made over 1,000 appearances on international radio and TV programs from both the left of the right, including frequent segments on FOX News Channel, Al-Hurra, CCTV, Voice of America, Wall Street Journal Live, etc. He's been widely published and quoted in outlets like the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, The Hill, Roll Call and the Daily Caller.