The Church of England has embarked on a fairly noble attempt to pressurise the British government to take refugees from the catastrophe in Iraq.
Nick Baines, the bishop of Leeds has written a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron addressing this issue. His letter has been approved by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.
In his letter Bishop Nick Baines maintained that almost all the bishops and even the clergy who take an interest in government policy think we should be doing something about the Christian and Yazidi victims of the advance of Islamic State (Isis).
Baines wrote that “there has been increasing silence about the plight of tens of thousands of Christians who have been displaced, driven from cities and homelands, and who face a bleak future. Despite appalling persecution, they seem to have fallen from consciousness, and I wonder why. Does your government have a coherent response to … these huge numbers of Christians whose plight appears to be less regarded than that of others?”