From the earliest years, Christians have been persecuted for their faith. In the last century, more Christians were martyred than in all of the preceding centuries combined. Sadly, the problem continues today. This photo shows the recent execution of Egyptian Christians by ISIS. However Christians are slain throughout the world, mainly in Islamic and communist countries. We at St. Matthews should be grateful that we worship in peace. We should also do whatever we can to end the murder of our spiritual siblings.
What can you do?
Write your elected representatives, and urge them to take action to end persecution, wherever it occurs. Here are contact details for the most important officials:
The White House: 202-456-1111; 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500; https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact
Lindsey Graham: 202-224-5972; 290 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510; https://www.lgraham.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-form
Tim Scott; 855-425-6324; 520 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510; https://www.scott.senate.gov/contact/email-me
Jim Clyburn; 202-225-3315; 242 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515; https://clyburn.house.gov/contact-me/email-me
There are several agencies that work on behalf of the persecuted Christians. Consider making a contribution. Some manage to get letters to imprisoned Christians. Imagine how encouraging it would be if you were in prison and received a letter from someone. Write to our imprisoned brothers and sisters. Here are two agencies:
The Voice of the Martyrs http://www.persecution.com/
International Christian Concern http://www.persecution.org/
“And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you did it to me.’” — Matthew 25:40