:: Mr Abbott, please provide more refuge for persecuted Christians in the Middle East and around the world.
:: what's all the fuss about?|the issues in brief
Christians are facing extraordinary levels of persecution in places like Mosul, Iraq.
Christians are being targeted by Islamic extremists and are being forced to leave their homes.
Mass evacuations have seen countless Christians displaced from the ancient city of Mosul. Militants from the Islamic State of Syria and the Levant (ISIS) have demanded non Muslims either convert, flee, or pay an extortionately high tax to the Islamic state.
Persecution against Christians isn’t limited to Iraq. The world has marvelled at the faith of Meriam Ibrahim - a Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death under Islamic law after being convicted of converting from Islam. Meriam refused to recant and is now free after hundreds of thousands of Christians around the world campaigned for her release.
You can make a stand for Christians fleeing persecution by calling on the Australian government to increase our humanitarian migrant intake.
Our nation must be willing to play its part in offering asylum to Christian refugees who have been targeted in this genocide.