Our Brothers and Sisters are Dying

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Religious persecution is on the rise. In the US, Christian persecution has been in the news this summer. Think about the countries you know there is persecution. If you are like me you know about Egypt, Iraq, Indonesia, and Pakistan, maybe a few more.  My list is way too short. Persecution can take on many forms. The Pew Research foundation describes persecution as government restrictions or social hostility.  They further report that 41% of countries have high religious restrictions. This 41% does not include social hostility.

I am fortunate; I can go to church, pray and study in public. I can talk to others about my faith. If I am discriminated against, the courts will support me. I do think there is an increasing anti-Christian bias in my country that needs to be addressed. That is not what I am thinking of today. Today my life is not in danger because of my faith. There are believers in extreme situations everyday.

Please consider praying for the persecuted on a regular basis. The following links will help you be better informed:

http://www.opendoorsusa.org/

http://www.persecution.org/

http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/irf/religiousfreedom/#wrapper

http://www.pewforum.org/2011/12/19/global-christianity-exec/

http://www.pewforum.org/2011/12/19/global-christianity-exec/

http://www.globalreligiousfutures.org/

Your free sister in Christ, Adonika.

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