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Stand with the Persecuted


As we begin to celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus here in America, we too often take for granted the peril that such a celebration is to our brothers and sisters in Christ across the globe.

That’s why FRC is calling on churches across America to observe April 17, 2016 as Stand with the Persecuted Sunday. We’re asking congregations to stand with their persecuted brothers and sisters throughout the world by: 1. Praying for the persecuted, 2. Participating in practical ministries that support them, and 3. Promoting policies that protect persecuted Christians throughout the world.


Although believers face growing hostility in America, we have experienced nothing like the mistreatment, displacement, violence, rape, crucifixions, and beheadings experienced by followers of Jesus in Iraq, Syria, Libya, other parts of the Middle East and beyond.

We are honored to partner with ministries like Open Doors USA, The Institute on Religion and Democracy, and others who are highlighting the plight of the persecuted. Please urge your pastor and church to join us on Sunday, April 17 and Stand with the Persecuted.


We have a number of helpful resources for your church’s observance of the Stand with the Persecuted emphasis on Sunday April 17:

We also recommend resources from the following partners in this emphasis:


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