Speakers give Iraq update for Amnesty

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PEOPLE who work with Christians living under religious persecution will be speaking at a public meeting in Shoreham.

Shoreham and Worthing Amnesty Group has organised the meeting to talk about Iraq and the Islamic State.

Secretary Peter Bedwell explained: “The problems in Iraq have been much in the news. As a group, we seek to inform ourselves about what is happening and take action where we can.”

There will be two speakers, Isabel Skrine, the Amnesty International country co-ordinator for Iraq, and Geoff Green from Open Doors, a group which works with Christians living under religious persecution.

The meeting, Iraq and the Islamic State – Hope for the Future?, will be held on Wednesday, at Shoreham Methodist Church, Brunswick Road, Shoreham. Doors open at 7pm and entrance is free. A collection will be held for the two charities involved.

Mr Bedwell said: “Amnesty International reports that killings and abductions by the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) are mounting as the militants continue their advance on north-west Iraq.

As a group, we seek to inform ourselves about what is happening and take action where we can

Peter Bedwell, secretary, Shoreham and Worthing Amnesty Group

“Fearing for their lives, thousands of terrified Iraqi civilians have fled their homes to escape the violence.”