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Yazidi, Kurdish delegation sees parallels of Holocaust, persecution by Islamic State

“We ask ourselves how could this happen in the 21st century that women could be sold? What is painful for me was what happened to the Jewish community and everyone was watching and millions were killed. The same thing is happening [today], the international community saw what happened and was watching,” said Mizra Dinnayi, a ...

ATC conference 2016: How to Pray

We are excited to announce our next At the Crossroads conference will be March 21-23, 2016 in Jerusalem. This is an invitation-only conference. Workers in God’s Kingdom from across the Middle East will meet together to learn from and encourage one another with what the Lord is doing throughout our region during this time of ...

Fighting pushes Diyarbakir church out of building

Please pray for our brothers and sisters in Diyarbakir, Turkey. We’ve learned that they haven’t been able to meet in their building as a result of a crackdown by the Turkish government on the banned Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). Several news sites report that the Sur District, where the Old City is, has been under ...

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Syrian refugee camp in crossfire

We received a prayer request from a contact in a Syrian refugee camp early Tuesday morning saying, “Please pray for our Rojava region and people. Pray to the Lord to stop Turkey’s wanton attacks.” At the Crossroads has been supporting this camp west of Kobani in Syria through our partners in southeast Turkey. Rojava, also ...

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Pray for ATC conference 2016

Please be praying for the At the Crossroads Conference 2016, when believers from around the Middle East will gather in Jerusalem to worship and pray and fellowship together. We’ll send out details of how you can help in the coming days. Read about our 2014 gathering: Middle East nations walking in the steps of Jesus ...

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European Parliament Recognizes ISIS Killing of Religious Minorities as Genocide

“The European Parliament unanimously passed a resolution on February 4 recognizing the Islamic State militant group’s (ISIS) systematic killing and persecution of religious minorities in the Middle East as a genocide. “The vote, decided by a show of hands at a European Parliament plenary session in the French city of Strasbourg, was the first time the ...

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Undoing Years of Progress in Turkey

This op-ed published by the New York Times was written by a friend of At the Crossroads. The former mayor of Diyarbakir has worked to foster co-existence and even cooperation among the many different Christians and Muslims in his region. Now he sees that work being undone. He writes: “Entire towns and districts are under ...

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