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IRAQ: New Law to Force Children to Become Muslim

A new law in Iraq would require the conversion of children to Islam if their father were to convert or if their mother were to marry a Muslim man or a Muslim-background Christian.

The long-term implications for this would be devastating as changing identification documents back to Christian is nearly impossible.

This puts even greater strain on the church in Iraq and raises serious questions regarding the basic rights and religious freedoms in the country. The new law would also violate international standards for religious freedom and conscience.

Sources: World, International Christian Concern

Prayer Points

  • Pray the Iraqi president Fuad Masum and his colleagues will reject the newly proposed law.
  • Pray for Christian children in Iraq who are being pressured to convert by the government or their community; pray that they will remain strong in their faith and never deny Christ.
  • Ask the Lord to bring a great Christian revival to Iraq; pray the current uncertainty and great unrest will be used by the Lord for the spiritual good of the Iraqi people.

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