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Christians in the Philippines join campaign against Christian persecution

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By Marshall Connolly (Catholic Online)
11/21/2017 (1 year ago)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)

Churches are being bathed in red light to create awareness of Christian persecution.

Catholic churches in the Philippines are being bathed in red light tonight to bring attention to Christian persecution. 

Churches are going red tonight to raise awareness for Christian persecution.

Churches are going red tonight to raise awareness for Christian persecution.

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By Marshall Connolly (Catholic Online)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)
11/21/2017 (1 year ago)

Published in Asia Pacific

Keywords: Christian persecution, red, Philippines, light


LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - Aid to the Church in Need is raising awareness of Christian persecution by casting churches in red light on the night of Nov. 22. The display is called 'Red Wednesday.'

According to statistics, Christian persecution is at or is close to all-time highs with Christians facing discrimination, violence, and even death for their beliefs. Christians are thought to be the most persecuted faith around the globe. Persecution abounds even in countries where Christianity is considered mainstream, such as in the United States. 

However, American Christians face nothing compared to the persecution Christians face in some places such as Nigeria, where they can be kidnapped or killed merely for being Christian. In several places, such as China and North Korea, Christianity is punishable by imprisonment, and in extreme cases, death. 

In other parts of the world, converting to Christianity can result in a death sentence. 

No Christian nation imposes such penalties on those who convert to other religions or claim to have no beliefs. 

The Red Wednesday campaign was launched in the United Kingdom in November of last year and has since spread around the world. Red is the color of blood and Christian martyrdom. 


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