“The plight of Christian communities in the Middle East” will be the focus of the six-day Feast of Tabernacles in Ein Gedi, Israel. Sponsored by the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, the event is meant to be an occasion to “rejoice in the power of God, remember His past provisions, and celebrate His anticipated return.”

This year, “the extreme persecution of Christians in the Middle East will take center stage,” the ICEJ said.

“The executions, persecution and uprooting of ancient Christian communities is an on-going tragedy, yet world leaders have largely ignored this problem and it is past time for that to change,” said a joint letter released prior to Friday’s opening ceremony by the leaders of the ICEJ, the World Jewish Congress, and the Empowered21 Global Council.

Source: Gospel Herald