MEDIA ADVISORY | June 5, 2019
Washington, D.C., Premiere on June 10 Will Shine a Light on the Lives of Persecuted Christians in Egypt, India, Iraq, Syria and Sudan
WASHINGTON—Save the Persecuted Christians (STPC) and other friends of religious liberty are promoting the Washington, D.C., premiere of the powerful film “Christians in the Mirror” next week.
“Christians in the Mirror: Stories of Courage and Faith in the Face of Persecution” from Syria, Iraq, India, Sudan and Egypt reveals the intense suffering of persecuted Christians around the world. From the demolished streets of Aleppo, Syria and northern Iraq to rural villages in India, South Sudan and Egypt, “Christians in the Mirror” tells stories of not only unbelievable persecution, but also the inspiring faith and fortitude Christian communities have displayed in the face of so much devastation. “Christians in the Mirror” is a provocation for Christians to look into their “Christian mirror” as a disciple of Christ and to see who is reflected back.
WHO: Save the Persecuted Christians
WHAT: Screening of the film “Christians in the Mirror”
WHERE: Miracle Theatre, 525 8th Street SE, Washington, D.C. 20003
WHEN: Monday, June 10, 2019 | Reception at 7 p.m., Film Screening at 7:30 p.m., Q&A at 8:40 p.m.
WHY: To view this sobering and uplifting documentary that looks at the lives of persecuted Christians in Egypt, India, Iraq, Syria and Sudan—a few of the many countries where Christians are violated every day for their faith.
HOW: Learn more about the film and purchase tickets at ChristiansInTheMirror.com/screenings.
“Those whose faith has been tried have so much to teach those who’ve never faced such trials,” said Save the Persecuted Christians Executive Director Dede Laugesen. “They are inspiring heroes. We should all know them by name and speak of their incredible courage and witness. Thank you, Joshuacord and In Altum Productions for this important film.”
The mission of Save the Persecuted Christians is to save lives and save souls by disseminating actionable information about the magnitude of the persecution taking place globally and by mobilizing concerned Americans for the purpose of disincentivizing further attacks on those who follow Jesus.
According to Aid to the Church in Need, which released its biannual report on Religious Freedom in the World in November, over 300 million Christians experience persecution. According to Open Doors USA World Watch List, 245 million Christians are victims of high to extreme levels of persecution (i.e., torture, rape, sex-slavery, expulsion, murder and genocide), an increase of 14 percent over 2018. Open Doors also estimates 1 in 9 of the world’s Christians experience persecution and that every month: 345 Christians are killed, often in public and without regard to gender or age; 219 Christians are abducted and imprisoned indefinitely without trial; and 106 churches are demolished.
Since most of these crimes are not covered in the media, Save the Persecuted Christians has developed a dedicated news aggregator—www.ChristianPersecutionNews.com—to capture current instances of persecution and to provide readers with an easy way to share these heartbreaking stories with others.
With so much of the world’s Christian population being attacked, imprisoned and/or exiled for their beliefs, the need has never been greater for the sort of grassroots campaign STPC’s SaveUs Movement is working to foster. Its efforts are modeled after a miraculously successful one that helped free another population suffering from heavy persecution—Soviet Jews—by penalizing those in the Kremlin responsible for such repression. Through this movement, Save the Persecuted Christians endeavors to provide American policymakers with the popular support they need to effect real change worldwide and alleviate systemically the suffering being experienced by so many of those following Christ.
To interview a Save the Persecuted Christians representative, contact Media@HamiltonStrategies.com