– and persecution against Christians is set to rise this year!
ISIS burned down a Catholic Church and killed at least 178 people in the South Phillipines this January. This month, Fulani Militia destroyed 100 homes and killed 52 people in Southern Nigeria. In France in February alone there had been a record 47 documented attacks on Churches and religious sites. China has seen a sharp increase in their Communist Government opposition to religion in the last few years, and there has been a rise in attacks against Christian pastors by Hindus in India.
Where is the outcry? Where are the prayer vigils – and where is the international support? I mourn with the families of the 49 people shot in the New Zealand mosque attacks earlier this month. To shoot someone while they pray is a cowardly act, and I am glad communities came together to support one another in their time of need.
I do however think it is important to ask why the world disproportionately responded to this atrocity but does not even publicise the abhorrent daily crimes against Christians globally. read more…