The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) partners with and supports the congregations in Iraq. PC(USA) currently has two mission co-workers serving in Iraq, and a regional liaison who visits there regularly. Many PC(USA) congregations and individuals coordinate their efforts through the Iraq Partnership Network. The PC(USA) also helps Iraqi churches connect with other Presbyterian churches in the region, such as the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Egypt, the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon, and the Reformed Church in Kuwait.
Iraq needs our continued support and help to continue a lengthy and historic tradition of mission work in this country. Iraq contains some of the oldest organized churches in the world. Iraqi Christians were pioneers in spreading the gospel to China, India, Persia and Arabia. However, in modern times, political changes, social changes, two major wars, and persecution have led many Iraqi Christians to emigrate from the country. Since the 8th Century Christians have been a minority in Iraq, but the precipitous decline of Christians in Iraq over the last 25 years—especially since 2003—now threatens the very existence of Christianity in Iraq.