This is #StandWithThePersecuted Sunday, But Let’s Do It Every Sunday
(Or any day!)
Following up on my last blog post, I take to video to encourage individual Christians as well as churches to Stand with the Persecuted.
This Sunday, April 17, is “Stand with the Persecuted Sunday,” but don’t be limited by one day. And don’t be discouraged from observing this important event if you have missed April 17.
IRD partnered with the Family Research Council, the organization that spearheaded this effort, as well as numerous other Christian religious freedom and humanitarian organizations. You will find such resources as bulletin inserts, sermon starters, and prayer guides on the Family Research Council’s special website for Stand with the Persecuted. There is also a 2 minute video from FRC. You will find the link to the video on my previous blog post here, and on the FRC website.
Let’s make praying for and caring for our persecuted brothers and sisters in the global Christian community a regular event — something that becomes second nature as we change our perspective and be more aware that we are members of one Body of Christ around the world.
Originally published at Juicy Ecumenism on April 16, 2016. Republished with permission. See also Ken Blackwell and Thomas Farr’s article “April 17: Stand With the Persecuted Sunday, a Call to Solidarity Between Domestic and Global Church.”