The indigenous Christian community in the Middle East has stood as an unbroken and enduring witness in the land of Christ’s life and ministry for 2,000 years. However, the Church in the Holy Land - the cradle of our faith - is now in danger of dying out as Christians continue to flee conflict, oppression, and other hardships.
The OSJ encourages Christians in their efforts to stand in active solidarity with Christian communities in the Middle East as they face the challenge of maintaining a faithful Christian presence in increasingly volatile environments and of witnessing to the gospel of grace, justice, and peace.
Our Middle East peace work is especially focused on standing with Palestinian Christians because of the restrictions on their religious freedom that they experience. For more context on the issue of religious persecution, visit our Religious Persecution pages.