Rallies Hosted by Save the Persecuted Christians and Nations in Action Will Highlight Religious Persecution That Is Nearing Genocidal Proportions
Next week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is convening the largest human rights event in State Department history—the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom. This topic is a priority for President Donald Trump and his administration, but too many Americans are still unaware that, around the globe, hundreds of millions of people are being persecuted simply because of their faith. They are being tortured, enslaved, raped, crucified, driven from their homes and murdered in the most horrific ways imaginable. The majority of the persecuted are children, with girls and women being among those most violated.
To raise awareness of these outrages and to hold accountable those responsible, Save the Persecuted Christians (STPC, www.SavethePersecutedChristians.org) and Nations in Action have joined forces with an informal coalition of other advocates for religious liberty to hold the persecutors accountable and create costs for their crimes against humanity. STPC advocates for hundreds of millions of persecuted Christians worldwide, along with partner organizations who also work tirelessly, so believers can pray, worship and witness freely and without fear. To that end, the groups are organizing more than a dozen Religious Freedom Rallies nationwide today to bring attention to the sufferings of brothers and sisters in Christ globally.
WHO: Save the Persecuted Christians and Nations in Action
WHAT: Religious Freedom Rally—San Francisco
WHERE: 275 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
*Rallies of various sizes are also planned for Atlanta, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Phoenix, Tampa, Tysons (Va.), Washington, D.C., and West Palm Beach (Fla.)
WHEN: 8 a.m. PT Wednesday, July 10
WHY: To bring attention to the sufferings of those persecuted for their religious beliefs, as well as to call out persecutors—and their enablers—and hold them accountable
HOW: Rally In-Person. Attend the rally in-person in San Francisco or one of the other cities, bring a sign, and take a stand to end worldwide religious persecution while hearing from experts and leaders. RSVP by city here.
Rally Online. Create awareness on social media by sharing and re-tweeting posts using the hashtag #Free2Pray, as well as call into local talk radio shows and write letters to the editor to highlight global Christian and religious persecution. Sign up online here.
Learn more about the nationwide events at ReligiousFreedomRally.org, where religious persecution photos and news as well as downloadable resources for the rallies are available, or visit twitter.com/freedom_rally or facebook.com/religiousfreedomrally.
The mission of Save the Persecuted Christians is to save lives and save souls by holding the persecutors accountable for their crimes against humanity. To that end, it will disseminate actionable information about the magnitude of such crimes and bring to bear a movement of concerned Americans determined to hold persecutors accountable for such crimes and create real costs for perpetrating them against those who follow Jesus.
Because most of these crimes are not covered in the media, Save the Persecuted Christians developed a dedicated news aggregator—www.ChristianPersecutionNews.com—to capture current instances of persecution and to provide readers an easy way to share these heartbreaking stories with others.