Aid to the Church in Need have asked me to publicise their Night of Witness, which, of course, I am delighted to do.
It will be held at Westminster Cathedral, on Thursday 17th May.
As they point out, 75% of the cases of religious persecution worldwide are against Christians.
In recent weeks they have received the news that almost the entire Christian population of the Syrian city of Homs (50,000 or more people) has fled violence and persecution engulfing their homeland.
Other high-profile (though not as high profile as they should be) issues include the current detention, awaiting execution, of Asia Bibi on blasphemy charges in Pakistan; and the similar detention of Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani on the same ‘charges’ in Iran.
On a more positive note is the recent suggestion by Cardinal O’Brien that murdered Pakistani politician Shahbaz Bhatti might be made a saint for his heroic witness to the faith.
Other recent news stories can be read on their news page here.
Here is the flyer for the Night of Witness
They have set up a Facebook event page as well as their own dedicated web-page.
If you can, be there! If, like me, you can't, support them with prayers, donations and publicity.
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