In this eye-opening episode, we sit down with Joel Veldkamp, head of international communications at Christian Solidarity International, to discuss the ongoing crisis facing Armenian Christians in Nagorno-Karabakh. Joel brings his expertise to shed light on the historical, political, and spiritual dimensions of this crisis, urging the global Christian community to stand in solidarity with their persecuted brothers and sisters.
In the wake of the blockade’s end, the situation has reached a critical point. With all but 50 Christians remaining in Nagorno-Karabakh, the rest have been exiled, leaving a once-thriving community nearly erased. Joel provides an updated look at the humanitarian aftermath, including the dire circumstances facing those who have been displaced. He also revisits the political landscape, examining how the actions of Azerbaijan and its allies have led to this near-elimination of the Armenian Christian community. The episode delves into the role that the U.S. and the global community can still play in this crisis, especially in light of these devastating developments. Joel emphasizes the ever-urgent need for spiritual, material, and political solidarity with the few remaining and the many exiled Armenian Christians. Finally, we discuss how Christians abroad can help—and why we as evangelicals must recognize that we belong to a global family.
- First Things Article by Joel Veldkamp
- Christian Solidarity International
- Compassion Europe Project by ABWE
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