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IWKnights Corner (Bulletin Insert) for October 8, 2017

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Did you know this about the IW Knights of Columbus?

The following text is a collection of quotes from an opinion piece written by the KofC Supreme Knight which appeared recently in The Hill on-line magazine.

“Whether Christianity and pluralism survive in the Middle East, or disappear forever, may well lie in the hands of the U.S. Senate.

Earlier this summer, the House unanimously passed HR 390, which would direct American aid to the minority communities — including Christians — targeted by ISIS for genocide.”

“But the Senate still has not acted. With each passing day, these communities become smaller, more in danger of reaching a tipping point of no return...” 

“As a result of the inaction – despite the president’s promises of support for these communities, and statutory obligations included by Congress in May in the Consolidated Appropriations Act – aid to these communities has still not been forthcoming in any meaningful fashion…”

“My organization, the Knights of Columbus, has committed almost $15 million to Christians in the region.  Other private aid groups have helped as well. This has helped, but government aid would be a game changer.

There is a ready-made solution: HR 390.  It would make perfectly clear what is expected of our government’s agencies and would provide a blueprint and mechanism for saving these fragile communities.

America’s senior legislative body must act now, before it is too late”.  Please contact your Senators and ask for their support for this legislation.

You can find the direct link to this week’s feature article along with information about the IWknights at: www.IWKnights.com/bulletin or at facebook.com/IWknights9981.

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