On Thursday, September 18, 2008 the ICEJ delivered a global petition to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon signed by over 55,000 Christians from more than 120 countries worldwide demanding that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad be indicted for incitement to genocide against Israel.
The petition was delivered to the United Nations on the eve of the Iranian leader's visit to New York to address the Opening of the UN General Assembly, where he was be greeted by a mass rally on Monday demanding a stronger UN and international response to the growing Iranian nuclear threat.
"In a sense, the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem and the United Nations were both born out of the ashes of the Nazi Holocaust. The silence of most Christian clergy in the face of Germany's horrific bid to annihilate European Jewry left a deep stain on the churches. Yet from it has arisen a sense among multitudes of Christians today that we have an inescapable moral duty to earnestly speak out whenever another genocidal campaign threatens the Jewish People," said Rev. Malcolm Hedding, the ICEJ's Executive Director.
"Unfortunately, we are concerned that just such a genocidal campaign is taking shape in the form of Iran's repeated threats to eliminate the Jewish State and its quest for the nuclear means to carry out these threats," Hedding said. Read more »
The ICEJ Campaign to Stop a Nuclear Iran
ICEJ tells UN: 'Stop a Nuclear Iran'
Over 55,000 Christians from more than 120 countries joined the ICEJ's effort to demand that the United Nations take action against the growing nuclear threat posed by Iran...
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Indicting Ahmadinejad: UN Petition
We wish to express our outrage and alarm at the repeated threats of genocide against the State of Israel emanating from the government of Iran, in violation of the UN Charter and international genocide convention... Full text of UN Petition »
In 2008 a group of Christian leaders invited Iran's President to a 'Dialogue Dinner' in New York.The ICEJ was part of a coalition of Christian and Jewish groups that protested this 'appeasement' of wickedness on the streets outside... Learn more »