Just Life: Persecuted and Forgotten?
Written by Radio Maria England on 16/11/2022
Persecuted and Forgotten?
ACN will be featuring their Persecuted and Forgotten? report on ‘Just Life’ in the coming weeks in series of five programmes. Tune in from 10 – 11am and call in with your questions or reflections.
Thursday 17th November: Introduction – main findings
Thursday 1st December: Africa – Nigeria
Thursday 15th December: Middle East – Iraq
Programme 4: Asia – Pakistan – date to be confirmed
Programme 5: Asia – China & Russia – date to be confirmed
Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)’s new report Persecuted and Forgotten? A Report on Christians oppressed for their Faith 2020-22 was launched on Wednesday 16th November in the Houses of Parliament. The report is an overview of the situation facing persecuted Christians around the world, looking at 24 countries in detail, including China, Pakistan, India, Burma, Russia, much of the Middle East and parts of Africa. There is a media silence on the reality facing Christians today which frequently involves mass killings, abduction and forced displacement. Please help break the silence by ordering your free copy of ACN’s Persecuted and Forgotten? report here. The report launch was one of several events to mark #RedWednesday 2022.
This #RedWednesday, will you help Aid to the Church in Need ‘Break the Silence’ on the persecution and suffering of Christians? In countries where they face discrimination and the fear of kidnap, violence and death, Christians feel that their cries for help go unheard in the West. #RedWednesday is our chance as Christians to be seen, to be heard and to make a difference. Please join us in solidarity by wearing and using red – the colour of martyrdom – and by signing our #RedWednesday Petition calling for justice for Christians in Nigeria who are facing violent attacks.
Aid to the Church in Need is a Pontifical Foundation directly under the Holy See. As a Catholic charity, ACN supports the faithful wherever they are persecuted, oppressed or in need through information, prayer, and action. Undertaking thousands of projects every year, the charity provides emergency support for people experiencing persecution, transport for clergy and lay Church workers, Child’s Bibles, media and evangelisation projects, churches, Mass stipends and other support for priests and nuns and training for seminarians. Find out more about ACN (UK) at acnuk.org.