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Earlier this year Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Scott Brown (R-MA) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) introduced "Return of Churches" legislation, calling on Turkey to return stolen Christian churches and to end discrimination against surviving Christian communities. A similar measure (H. RES. 306) was adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives in December, 2011.
The recent Turkish Supreme court's decision to confiscate the property owned by the Syriac Orthodox Church Mor (St.) Gabriel monastery and its declaration that Assyrians are "occupiers" is only a continuation of the same Ottoman/ Turkish policies of Genocide and religious persecution of non-Muslim ethnic groups of WWI and before which resulted in the death of over 2 million Armenians, Assyrians and Pontian Greeks and the forced deportation of hundreds of thousands of them.
We ask that you spend less than two minutes today and request that your U.S. Senators co-sponsor and work for the adoption of the "Return of Churches" resolution. Simply type your name below and then input your postal address, email address and send your message to your Senators.