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Faith communities unite on Red Wednesday for victims of religious persecution

London’s Westminster Abbey will be lit up in red tonight in an act of solidarity with people around the world who are persecuted for their faith.

23 November 2016

Jordanian prince and Jewish academic decry plight of Middle East Christians

Prince Hassan of Jordan, a Muslim, has teamed up with Dr Ed Kessler, the Jewish interfaith expert, to issue a joint denunciation of the persecution of Christians in the Middle East.

24 August 2016

Primate calls on persecuted Christians to remain faithful

The Primate of Nigeria, Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, has called on Christians in the north of the country to remain faithful despite an onslaught of persecution.

25 July 2016

Christian women face double vulnerability due to gender and religion

Women were close witnesses of the violence meted out to Jesus Christ during his Passion and Crucifixion, which Western Christians commemorate this weekend. They were also among the first to face persecution by the Roman authorities, and were frequently among the famous Early Church martyrs.

25 March 2016

Theological resources on persecution published for ACC-16

A draft report detailing theological resources for times of persecution has been published by the Anglican Inter Faith Network. The document, “Out of the Depths – Hope in a time of suffering” is “an Anglican contribution to ecumenical engagement” and will be discussed during next month’s meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council in Lusaka.

21 March 2016

Bishops witness "persecuted and beleaguered" Middle East Christians

The oldest Christian site in Iraq, the 1400-year-old St Elijah’s monastery, near Mosul, has been razed to the ground by Islamic State (IS), or Daesh.

22 January 2016

Bishop welcomes "significant" global discussion on discrimination, persecution and martyrdom

A global consultation on discrimination, persecution and martyrdom facing Christians in different parts of the world, that took place Albania this week, has been described as “significant” by the Bishop of Woolwich, a member of the Anglican Communion’s Network for Interfaith Concerns (NIFCON) management group.

06 November 2015

Persecuted church charity honours Sudanese archbishop

The Archbishop of Sudan, part of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan, has been awarded this year’s Pro Fide award by the Finnish based religious liberty group Friends of the Martyred Church.

05 October 2015

Iraq: WCC delegation addresses displacement of religious, ethnic minorities

Ecumenical delegates visit Kurdistan region, current home to 80% of Christians remaining in Iraq

01 October 2015

Religious beliefs are 'core part of what it is to be human' - Abp Welby

Archbishop of Canterbury says freedom to practice religious beliefs must be protected

16 July 2015