This is the end of a report from Mercator.Net by Lars Brownworth:
"...Most Protestants or Catholics have never heard of a Chaldean or Melkite Christian, and there appears to be a certain intellectual laziness in the press which doesn’t seem able to process the idea of Christians as a persecuted minority. So for the most part they are simply ignored, and the eradication of 2,000 year-old Christian communities passes without comment in the information age.Read it all here
“To be ignorant of our past,” Cicero warned, is to “forever remain a child”. This is an apt description of our continued silence in the face of the deteriorating situation of the minority populations of the Middle East."
As a correspondent indicated to me earlier, we could do worse than give some financial, material or prayerful support to Aid to the Church in Need and similar charities.