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IWKnights Corner (Bulletin Insert) For January 12, 2020

Did you know this about the IW Knights of Columbus?

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This support has been made possible through the KofC Christian Refugee Relief Fund, which directs 100% of all donations to benefit persecuted Christians, especially in the Middle East.

Thanks to the Knights and their donors, in partnership with the Step-In Clinic from Bratislava, Slovakia, tens of thousands of persecuted Christians and Yazidis to receive necessary medical support every year.  Often, this was the first medical assistance provided to women escaping ISIS slavery.

Knights are providing safety for persecuted communities by funding a joint initiative with the International Trust Fund of Slovenia and the Austrian Government for landmine removal in northeast Syria.  And to help provide for spiritual needs, KofC councils around the world are also participating in an 'Adopt-a-Parish' initiative, in which they provide direct support for one or more parishes in Iraq.  NOTE: the IW Knights supports St. George's parish in Erbil, Iraq.

The KofC has also advocated the U.S. government for support for persecuted communities.  The Knights provided the State Department in 2016 with a nearly 300-page report detailing ISIS genocidal campaign against Christians, signed an agreement with USAID to help coordinate responses to persecution and genocide in the Middle East and supported the signing of the 'Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act of 2018.'"

Read the entire article and more about the Knights of Columbus at www.IWKnights.com/bulletin or at facebook.com/IWknights9981 and NOW on Twitter at twitter.com/IwKnights.

Links Related to this week’s column:

Knights Help Christians Have Christmas at Home
At a perilous moment for Middle East Christians, Knights bring support
By Knights of Columbus (6/1/2019)
Thanks to the hard work of the Archdiocese of Erbil, millions of dollars in funding from the Knights of Columbus, and an upgrade to the neighborhood’s power grid by the Kurdistan Regional Government, the lights have turned on at McGivney House, and many former refugees now have a home for Christmas.......
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   To learn more about the IWKnights' adopted parish - St. George Chaldean Catholic Church in Azakh Village, Dohuk, Iraq.......
  • The IWKnights’ Adopted Chaldean Catholic Church Parish In Iraq
    • IWKnights' page on the Adopted pariah
    • The Chaldean Archdiocese of Erbil
    • Iraq prelate backs preference for minority refugees fleeing genocide
      • Archbishop Bashar Warda of the Chaldean Archeparchy of Erbil, Iraq. (cruxnow.com)

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