- Jan 25, 2021
Ahead of next week’s annual March for Life, president of the March, Jeanne Mancini tells Crux about her “big tent” philosophy for pro-life activism.
Part one of Crux’s look back at life in the U.S. Church during 2017.
In a tweet, Vice President Mike Pence said his meeting with Archbishop Bashar Matti Warda was an “(i)mportant dialogue…about (President Trump’s) commitment to directly assist persecuted Christians & religious minorities in Iraq.”
Vice President Mike Pence’s announcement Wednesday night that the U.S. will bypass UN-sponsored programs designed to help genocide victims in Iraq and Syria and begin funding faith-based groups directly, has drawn acclaim from advocates for persecuted Christians. The question is whether the policy will be implemented fast enough to help those Christians, now preparing for the hardships of winter.
When Vice President Michael Pence declared Wednesday night that the U.S. would redirect funds targeted to help persecuted Christians in the Middle East away from U.N.-sponsored programs and towards faith-based groups in the region, he was responding to a long-standing complaint that humanitarian efforts in the region bypass Christians because they don’t register in U.N.-sponsored camps dominated by Muslims.
Although agreement between Pope Francis and President Donald Trump on May 24 may be elusive on many fronts, one concrete step that could result from the meeting, and that both men presumably would approve, is for some share of U.S. overseas aid earmarked for ISIS victims to be administered by churches to ensure that it actually reaches suffering Christians.