I wrote earlier this week about the importance of Christian identity in sorting out questions of war and peace. I suggested that our membership in the body of Christ should be more determinative of our position on the wars of our government than our identity as American citizens. One story that hasn’t made the news is the impact of the war in Iraq on the body of Christ there. This insightful piece highlights that issue and assesses how the evangelical community in the U.S. is beginning to rethink its support for the war because of the damage and pain it has inflicted on their Christian brothers and sisters in Iraq. Take a look at Christians in the Crossfire:
Oddly, the American evangelical leadership that campaigned for war has paid little attention to the catastrophe enveloping Iraq’s Christians. Few notables acknowledge any need to rethink the war.