MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: CDU CSU
Worldwide Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians is on November 8th
On November 8th, the Evangelical Alliance, together with the non-denominational Christian aid organization Open Doors and other cooperation partners, calls for a worldwide day of prayer for persecuted Christians. Volker Kauder, in the CDU / CSU parliamentary group responsible for value issues, religious freedom and the fight against persecution of Christians, explains:
“Three times a year the Christian churches and various religiously committed organizations pray for persecuted Christians worldwide. On November 8th, the Evangelical Alliance and other cooperation partners from different denominations invite you to such a day of prayer. I very much welcome the fact that ecclesiastical religious communities and other actors pay attention several times a year to the devastating situation of Christians around the world and join and intercede in common prayer.
Christians are the most threatened and persecuted religious group in the world and their discrimination continues to increase. Especially in countries where Christians are in the minority, where religion is nationalized and where governments are enforcing it, Christians are exposed to great disadvantage, including violence and persecution.
The campaign against discrimination against all religious groups and for the protection of religious freedom is a core concern of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group. Peaceful coexistence can only be guaranteed where no person is disadvantaged because of their religious beliefs. The suffering of those affected and the grievances that exist around the world must be brought to the public and dealt with again and again.
Christians in dire straits tell me in a personal conversation: ‘Pray for us – don’t forget us!’ Prayer together is a strengthening sign of hope of solidarity. I therefore welcome the worldwide day of prayer for persecuted Christians as an important public signal and hope for the transforming power of prayer.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and / or sentence structure not be perfect.