The United States House of Representatives has passed a bipartisan bill, the “Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act of 2017.” The proposed law would provide help and hope to suffering members of religious minorities in Iraq and Syria who have been “left out and left behind.” The bill was supported by the United States Conference of Bishops and Aid to the Church in Need USA; and by other groups including the Family Research Council, In Defense of Christians, the Community of Sant’Egidio, the Heritage Foundation, the Religious Freedom Institute and Genocide Watch.

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