Middle East Council of Churches

Unofficial news from the Middle Eastern Christian Ecumenical organization.

Maintained by Tom Scudder

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Friday, January 02, 2004
Some edits to the site template:
  • Removed link to http://mideastchristians.virtualactivism.org/, which seems to be a dead link.
  • Added link to NECC-Gaza, MECC's humanitarian service organization in Gaza. Check it out, it's worth the time.
  • Removed, for truth-in-advertising purposes, references to regular updates to this site. We'll do our best.

posted by Tom at 11:28 PM

Monday, December 29, 2003

MECC, Partners respond to Iran Earthquake

The Rev. Dr. Riad Jarjour, General Secretary of the Middle East Council of Churches, sent a letter to Iranian President, Mr. Muhammad Khatimi, in the name of the council’s presidents and in his own name. He expressed his sorrow for the suffering that the earthquake has brought to the Iranian People, causing much death, injury and homelessness.

In solidarity with the people of Iran the MECC immediately sent aid in the value of US$100,000.- to buy tents, blankets and medical supplies. Rev. Jarjur also formed a relief committee made up of representatives of Iranian churches in cooperation with the Iranian Red Crescent whose task it is to get the help to those affected. It will also monitor the pressing needs so as to facilitate cooperation with Action by Churches Together (ACT- International), the council’s partners and international christian relief agencies.

posted by Tom at 3:59 PM