While we go about our daily business, unhindered by our faith, our brothers and sisters around the world suffer unimaginable, and often unreported, dangers because of their Christian witness. A report from the Spectator calls it The War on Christians describing it as ‘the unreported catastrophe of our time’.
Jesus said, ‘All men will hate you because of me’ (Matthew 10:22; Mark 13:13), and taught that persecution is the normal experience of the faithful Christian.
It may not be our experience in the West, but across much of the world, Christians are suffering for their faith. What can we do? How can we help?
At the very least, it’s important to be informed, so please do read the article (use the link above), and also take a look at Barnabas Fund, who seek to provide practical aid and prayer support for the Christian community across the world. And see here for their latest update (which you can receive regularly by subscribing at the bottom of the page).
You may also find it helpful to read this article by Ian Paul, Dean of Studies at St John’s College, Nottingham, who provides further insight as he reflects on the Spectator article.