THE NAZARENE FUND
“To liberate the captive, to free the enslaved, and to rescue, rebuild and restore the live of Christians and other persecuted religious and ethnic minorities wherever they are in need”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer once said, “Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act. We declare, Never again is Now. When the Holocaust, the Rwanda Genocide, and Darfur Genocide occured, the world stood in silence. Never Again will we remain silent. Never Again will we turn a blind eye when we see humanity suffer from the hands of others.
Mercury One Launched The Nazarene Fund in 2015
Since August 2015, The Nazarene Fund has been a beacon of hope to those suffering in the darkness of slavery and persecution. During the ISIS reign of terror in the Middle East, the Nazarene symbol, or nūn (the letter that makes the “n” sound in Arabic), was painted on the homes of Christians to mark them for conversion, extortion and murder. While ISIS used the nūn to symbolize death, The Nazarene Fund took this symbol as their own. TNF rehabilitated it to mean life, hope, safety and freedom and not just to the Christians of this troubled region, but to all of the world’s persecuted people.
During their first two years, The Nazarene Fund was given the mandate to assist persecuted Christians and religious minorities in the Middle East – specifically those affected by the ISIS war. Although ISIS has been defeated in Iraq, the threat of terror is still very real to the persecuted minorities of the region as well as to the thousands of captives and slaves under its control.
The Nazarene Fund is committed to the continued support of the persecuted minorities of the Middle East by searching for and liberating captives, providing aid to those who remain in the area trying to maintain their lives and culture, and by evacuating and resettling those who cannot remain due to the threat of violence they face.
TNF has also expanded operations to Africa and Asia for the Christians there who are facing displacement, torture, and death.