Saturday, March 7, 2015

The Southeastern Michigan Ecumenical Relief Campaign

A campaign has been started to give aid to those affected by the horrible oppression of the terrorist group Dawlah al-Islāmīyah fil 'Irāq wa ash-Shām (DAESH) or commonly known as ISIL/ISIS in the Middle East. This originally started out as a fundraiser by the Southeastern Battalion of the Knights Templar of Michigan, but has since changed.

They are selling a "Mark of the Nazarene" lapel pin which has the letter ن or "nun" on it. ISIL uses this symbol to mark the properties of Christians in newly ISIL-controlled territories; Christians in these areas are being forced to choose between conversion to a radicalized version of Islam or death. This letter is now being used as a symbol of solidarity with those who are being oppressed.

The funds raised are split between the Assyrian Church of the East Relief Organization and the Knights of Columbus Christian Refugee Relief.

The lapel pins are going for $50 and can be bought here: The Southeastern Michigan Ecumenical Relief Campaign

1 comment:

  1. I am proud to have purchased one and hope to wear in many locations.