Take The Side of Jesus In This War

The Crescent Project (crescentproject.org), is a non profit group that was founded by Fouad Masri, a Muslim Background Believer (MBB) originally from Lebanon.  Masri’s group helps their members learn about Islam and educates them on the best way to win Muslim hearts for Christ.  We cannot overemphasize the importance of this ministry and we encourage you to become involved with them.  

 Recently, the Crescent Project posted their official statement on the Israeli- Palestinian war, and we felt it was very “Jesus focused” and a good admonition for all of us as we network with Muslims in the West.  Here is the statement from Fouad Masri:

“Consistent with the last 3,000 years, the Holy Land is again mired in turmoil and bloodshed.

The attacks of October 7, 2023, left a path of death and destruction upon a people for the sole reason of their Jewish ethnicity.  The true purpose of Hamas, as outlined in their own charter, is to exterminate the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, rather than to live in peaceful co-existence with their neighbors- as most Palestinians desire. We do not believe that Hamas acts on behalf of all Palestinians, living in Gaza and the West Bank.

Time has shown that “eye for an eye” has never worked. As broken humanity, however, we seem to always be obliged to take sides.

Crescent Project is taking sides!

  • The side we choose is the way of Jesus, the Prince of Peace, and not of Jihad or war.
  • We choose the treating of others the way we wish to be treated.
  • We take the side of rejecting hate in all its forms.
  • We stand with the peacemakers rather than those shouting down opposition.

Hate begets hate.

Blame begets blame.

Violence begets violence.

Crescent Project believes that all people have the right to live peaceful lives. In light of this perpetual conflict, our resolve to share the hope of Christ has never been stronger.

Join us as we pray for peace over the hearts of sworn enemies. -And follow with us the way of Jesus, who said, “Blessed are the Peacemakers, for they will be called the Children of God.”