Regarding Christians fleeing the Middle East

Posted on May 12, 2017

Christians are increasingly fleeing the Middle East, driven both by extremism and governments backing the U.S. war on terrorism, reports Maria Abi-Habib for the Wall Street Journal.

“By 2025, Christians are expected to represent just over 3% of the Mideast’s population, down from 4.2% in 2010, according to Todd Johnson, director of the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Hamilton, Mass. A century before, in 1910, the figure was 13.6%…”

“With the near-depletion of the Christian population in the Middle East and the recent flight of the Kurdish minority Yazidis from Islamic State, followed just a few decades after the flight of its Jews, many fear for the region’s future — not only because of the rise of radicalism but the loss of talent needed for sputtering economies.”