Middle East Concern (MEC) is based in the Middle East. It is an Association of established Christian agencies and individuals advocating the human rights of the Christian communities in the Middle East and North Africa, within the general human rights context in the region.
MEC recognizes the link between Christian faith and human rights, sees religious liberty as the cornerstone of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and believes that protection of fundamental liberties is an integral part of social and economic development.
Founded in direct response to a felt need by local Christians, MEC began its work in the Middle East North Africa region in 1991. Individual and corporate membership now includes Christians living in all of the countries of the Middle East and North Africa and Christians from other countries involved in supporting the church where it is under pressure.
Our vision is that Christian communities and individual Christians throughout the region will be able to practice their faith freely