|A New Generation of Martyrs|
|Written by Sherry|
|Friday, 13 July 2012 08:16|
Thanks be to God for John Allen again! Please read the whole of his "Real War on Religion" post. Allen had the brilliant idea of summing up the kind of real-life persecution that Christians and other believers around the world faced during the 24 hours of July 4.
This one really got me - I had picked vague mentions of it on the internet but hadn't found the specifics. Here they are. Unspeakable.
The incredible thing is that Abbas, apparently was a Muslim rather than a Christian. Apparently, half those prosecuted under Pakistan's blasphemy law have been Muslims. (Pakistan is 99% Muslim).
The U.S. bishops, in collaboration with the Catholic University of America and Catholic Relief Services, are planning to hold a conference titled "International Religious Freedom: An Imperative for Peace and the Common Good" on Sept. 12 in Washington. Something to pray for and to attend, if you can.
80% of all religious persecution in the world is against Christians. Religious freedom is a huge Catholic issue, not just in the US but all over the world.