Middle East Christian Committee

The Middle East Christian Committee (MECHRIC) is an international Federation of Middle East Christian NGOs which aim at raising issues related to human rights, democracy and pluralism in the Greater Middle East in general and the Eastern Christian communities in particular.

It focuses on telling the rich and ancient story of the oldest Christian communities that originated in the Middle East and are struggling to survive in their indigenous lands. We speak for those who have been silenced and advocate for them so that the Christian message will once again grow in the lands where Christ first proclaimed God’s love for humanity.

MECHRIC reaches out to the international community including the United Nations, the European Parliament, the US Congress, UNESCO, regional organizations and national legislative assemblies around the world to seek recognition and support for freedom and democracy in the region.

MECHRIC in the News:

MECHRIC Warns of Christian Persecution by Lebanese Government Dominated by Hezbollah (December 28, 2023)

MECHRIC Strongly Condemns the Treatment of Cardinal Louis Sako by Iraqi Government (July 21, 2023)

The Spirit of Saint Louis by Sami Khoury (July 12, 2020)

MECHRIC Opposes the Turkish Hagia Sofia Ruling (July 11, 2020)

MECHRIC Sounds Alarm on Jihadist-Inspired Destruction of Historic Christian Symbols in the US (June 29, 2020)

MECHRIC Denounces Syrian Bishops for Anti-US Statement (April 17, 2018)

MECHRIC Calls on the US and NATO to Pressure Turkey to Stop Bombing Christians in Syria (February 5, 2018)