For Immediate Release | November 10, 2020
‘Christians Have a Responsibility to Inform Themselves’
WASHINGTON—Save the Persecuted Christians (STPC), a leading international human rights advocacy group which works on behalf of hundreds of millions of persecuted Christians worldwide, announces two virtual side-events to the Polish Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom.
“Christians have a responsibility to inform themselves about the atrocities that exist in the world, and to do God’s work by providing aid and their voice,” said Dede Laugesen, executive director of Save the Persecuted Christians. “These Polish Ministerial side-events are a perfect example of how Christians can learn more and get involved.”
The first STPC Polish Ministerial event scheduled for Wednesday, November 18, from 1 pm – 2:30 pm EST, is Nigeria’s Invisible Genocide. This virtual event will share with attendees an outrage that remains invisible to the world due to silence on the part of many leaders in the international community and global media hesitant to address the religious nature of the violence. Attendees will learn the about the facts and coordinated work to battle back the pervading ignorance on this grave crisis threatening to destabilize Africa’s most populous nation.
The second STPC Polish Ministerial event scheduled for Thursday, November 19, from 1 pm – 2 pm EST, is Pakistan’s Christian Blasphemy Victims. Experts will present reports on and testimonies of Christians currently held in Pakistani prisons on charges of blasphemy. In Pakistan, the penalty for blasphemy is death. Human rights and religious freedom advocates warn blasphemy laws in Pakistan are used to persecuted and intimidate minority believers.
Both events will include witnesses to persecution.
Save the Persecuted Christians is working to raise awareness about the plight of over 300 million Christians facing extreme violence and injustice in countries around the world. The organization—an informal, national coalition—began in February 2018 and reorganized as a formal charitable organization in December 2018.
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.
With so much of the world’s Christian population being imprisoned and/or harassed for their beliefs, such as Christians in Nigeria and Pakistan, 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.