Christians in the Mirror: Stories of Courage and Faith in the Face of Persecution From Syria, Iraq, India, Sudan and Egypt reveals the intense suffering of persecuted Christians around the world. From the demolished streets of Aleppo, Syria and northern Iraq, to rural villages in India, South Sudan and Egypt, Christians in the Mirror, tells stories of not only unbelievable persecution, but also the inspiring faith and fortitude Christian communities have displayed in the face of so much devastation.
All religious minorities, especially Christians, in the Middle East and Africa are targets of violent Islamic radicals, whose ideology seeks to annihilate. Political and religious sectarian violence threaten Christians, suffering for their faith through marginalization, persecution, loss of homeland and churches and families, or even their own martyrdom. Persecuted Christians seek greater solidarity and support from Western churches, who are a source of hope for them.
“If one part suffers, every part suffers with it.” (1 Cor 12:26) Christians in the Mirror deepens the existential reality that when members of the body of Christ are left to wither, the whole body suffers fragmentation. The Christian faith persecuted in one region affects the universal church; every Christian by extension is suffering it, realized or not. The greatest suffering is one that is not even known, one of identity that rests at the core of our faith.
Documentary is co-produced by Joshuacord, Inc. and In Altum Productions.
Patrick Carberry has dedicated his life to service and humanitarian endeavors. Mr. Carberry started his career serving in the US Army 82nd Airborne. Carberry recently retired from the government and had spent the last 16 years working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) working to help protect America and its allies against threats to its National Security. While working for the FBI he was deployed twice and was embedded with the US Army Iraq in 2004, and in Bagram Afghanistan, in 2009. Carberry worked law enforcement and intelligence matters. He and his team assisted in mitigating and analyzing threats to keep America safe. Much of the genesis for the documentary Christians in the Mirror stemmed from Carberry's experiences while serving in overseas areas. Prior to joining the DOJ, Carberry had a successful career working for various Fortune 500 companies in Boston area including building his own technology software company which was successfully acquired by a publicly traded company. Carberry authored the technical book “CAD/CAM with Personal Computers.” Publisher Tab Books/McGraw Hill. Carberry was raised Catholic as a young boy but has been a non-denominational Christian for most of his adult life. His strong Christian faith has informed and influenced all areas of his life for the past 50+ years. Carberry has started a number of Christian initiatives. Carberry founded Joshuacord, a Christian 501c3 nonprofit organization focused on raising awareness and funds to help Persecuted Christians across the Middle East and Africa. Over the past five years Joshuacord has hosted an annual run called Joshua 1:9 Freedom 5K and donated all proceeds to Persecuted Christians globally. More recently Carberry has partnered with In Altum Productions to produce a documentary called Christians in the Mirror which takes the audience through the lives of men, women, and children facing persecution for their Christian faith. Carberry received his B.A. degree from California State University, Fullerton, CA, and attended a Master’s Program at Liberty University. Carberry is married to his beautiful wife Bettie, has two adult children and a one adorable grandson.
Jordan Allott is a documentary filmmaker, founder of In Altum Productions, media advisor to In Defense of Christians and a contributor to the Washington Examiner's D.C. Confidential Blog. Mr. Allott has filmed projects in over 25 countries, from China and Syria to Nigeria and Cuba, with themes ranging from international human rights and American Politics, to Catholic spirituality. In 2009-10, Mr. Allott went into Cuba to film a documentary about Dr. Oscar Biscet, a Castro dissident and human rights advocate who was imprisoned by the Communist regime. The acclaimed documentary screened at over 50 venues across Europe, the United States and South America, including a 25-stop university tour. Members of Congress, U.S. ambassadors and mayors of U.S. and European cities have hosted additional screenings. Now out of prison, Dr. Biscet and Mr. Allott continue working together to help facilitate a free and democratic Cuba. More recently, Mr. Allott's international human rights work has focused on the Middle East and Northern Africa, with a multitude of trips to Nigeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq. In 2014, despite significant ISIS activity in the region, Jordan crossed into Northeast Syria from Turkey under the cover of night to document the heroic struggle of Christians to survive. Mr. Allott returned to Syria and Northern Iraq to film his latest project, Our Last Stand. Our Last Stand follows Helma, an Assyrian-American school-teacher, to her ancestral homeland of Iraq and Syria as she helps revel the plight of Christians and other minorities living there. The film is currently in distribution and has screened across the world, including events at the parliaments of four European countries, the Heritage Foundation, Acton Institute and a multitude of cities and film festivals around the world. Mr. Allott's and his work have been seen regularly on Fox News, EWTN News, CNN International, Telemundo and Univision and he has co-produced projects with the George W. Bush Institute, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the U.S State Department, among others. Mr. Allott has also written opinion pieces for National Review, National Review On-Line and the Weekly Standard and is a 2012 National Review Institute Washington D.C. Fellow. Mr. Allott was born in Reading, England, received a B.A. in Political Science, Philosophy and Film from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and resides in McLean, Virginia.
Paul Jallo is a Philanthropist, Businessman and Political Activist. Paul is the Executive Producer of Christians in the Mirror and involved from initial concept through production and distribution of Christians in the Mirror documentary. Paul is a strong supporter of various political, social and philanthropic initiatives across the world. Paul is respected in his community and heavily involved with churches across the world. Paul continues to find opportunities to help those in need. As a businessman and real estate developer, Paul has developed large tracts of land across the east coast into shopping centers, automotive centers, fueling stations, restaurants, car washes, coffee shops, and auto repair facilities. Awarded top developer from major oil companies in the United states. Paul continues to help the US economy grow and has employed thousands across the country.