Yesterday was the Sunday which was set aside in the UK for prayer for the persecuted church (in other countries it is this coming Sunday, 10th November). But whether your church was involved in this or not, it is good to remember our brothers and sisters who are being persecuted for their faith throughout the world. This persecution of Christians is underreported in the mass media in the UK and elsewhere, as a recent article in The Spectator (here) pointed out.
Information on the plight of Christians as well as resources for prayer can be found on the IDOP website (here).
2 responses to “The Persecuted Church”
It is hard for me to see a video like this without feeling frustrated. In my experience, when I am persecuted for my atheism, it is almost always from Christians. Many Christians are not accepting of other viewpoints, especially unbelievers such as myself.
Thanks for your comment. I am sorry to hear that you have found Christians intolerant; not exactly an attitude which ought to characterise those who follow the one who commanded us to love our neighbours. I think the point with the video – and indeed the day of prayer – is to raise awareness of an issue which in the West (or at least in the UK) is not talked about. The persecution, the Christians mentioned in the video are suffering, is not, as it might be here for Christians, simply intolerance or snide comments, but loss of property and death. That is of a different order and category, I think, and needs to be highlighted – whether we are people of faith or not.