Posts Tagged ‘Barnabas Aid’

November 4th, 2012 is Suffering Church Sunday. This is an event promoted by the organization Barnabas Aid to raise awareness about the plight of Christians around the world. Christians are being murdered, raped, tortured, robbed, imprisoned, burned to death, and driven from their homes and even their countries right now.

In Western countries we enjoy such freedom that we might be oblivious to what our fellow human beings are going through for their faith elsewhere in the world, especially when the mainstream media rarely covers these events. This is an opportunity to tell the world what is happening to our brothers and sisters in the faith. Purely as a human rights issue we shouldn’t stand for this; how much more, as believers, are we called to stand up for what’s right?¬†We are, regardless of our different denominations, a family. (more…)

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Have you ever screamed for help when you were being attacked and no one came to help you?

That’s exactly what is happening to men, women, and children all over the world right now. They are being harassed, persecuted, tortured, raped, beaten, arrested, and stolen from. Their houses and meeting places are being burned down. Some have to run to stay alive. Some can’t leave and face death where they’re at.

These are not usually people you will see on the news or read about in the paper. Celebrities do not wear a special ribbon in their honor or work to raise money on their behalf. (more…)

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