An Aid to the Church in Need staff member recently returning from the country called it “the North Korea of Africa”. As in North Korea, Eritrea’s Christians are imprisoned just because of what they believe and face harsh treatments while locked up – including torture.
With your money you can comfort others,
but with your love you can redeem them
ACN Global Campaigns
Helping the Persecuted Christians
Discrimination, injustice, assault, kidnap, forced conversion, torture and death are realities for Christians in the Middle East – and the situation is getting worse.Christians across the Middle East are in desperate need after years of persecution from Daesh (ISIS).
Christians in China now outnumber members of the ruling Communist Party – Yet Christians are unable to practise their faith without fear oppression and retribution.
Hundreds of thousands of people in northern Nigeria have suffered at the hands of militant group Boko Haram. Entire communities lie desolate as people seek sanctuary in places free of the Islamist threat. Many of them mourn lost loved ones; others are sick with worry about friends and family captured by the militants.
With your support the Church in Pakistan continues to grow – and we are working together with our partners in the country including Archbishop Joseph Coutts to provide Christian education and catechesis for children, emergency support for victims of persecution, training for seminarians and construction of churches.
More and more people in Syria are struggling to survive. This is the main finding of an Aid to the Church in Need journey deep into a country where we met family after family desperate for food, warmth, clean clothes, shelter and medicine.
There are now less than 300,000 Christians left in Iraq – your support can keep a Christian presence in the region. Aid to the Church in Need, with your help, is committed to helping refugee families affected by the crisis in the Middle East – especially dispersed Christian communities.
Get involved with Aid to the Church in Need today and make a real difference to the millions of Christians around the world who suffer persecution, oppression and discrimination simply because they believe in Christ.
Whether you want to devote some of your time to prayer and reflection, help us to spread awareness of the persecuted Church or join us at one of our prayer and information events.