Lately it seems many of us are caught up in the American election campaign. Even Canadian media channels are flooded with daily accounts and news stories about what each candidate did or said. It’s become a kind of reality show on our televisions and radios, in our magazines and on social media. There is no… Read More

For the past 20 years, the International Days of Prayer for the Persecuted Church have united millions of Christians around the world in the spirit that Scripture commands: if one suffers, we all suffer. According to statistics at least 100 million Christians around the world face persecution daily. These Christians facing routine harassment and difficulties,… Read More

By Anita Levesque When I first started working on the issue of International Religious Freedom I had no idea how it would impact my life personally. Before this, I – perhaps like many Christians – heard occasionally about the struggles of believers in areas of the world where religious freedom was curtailed. It’s true that… Read More

By Anita Levesque November 4 was IDOP Sunday (International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church). This global annual effort draws people together to remember and pray for people who are persecuted for their religious beliefs – those who live daily in torment, those who have lost their lives and the families left behind. In… Read More

By Anita Levesque The persecution of Christians is on the increase around the globe. What doesn’t appear to be matching that increase is the concern among media, or at times even Christians, in ”developed” countries. The attack, arrest, imprisonment, torture and murder of Christians in nations that demonstrate intolerance for all faiths, or only select… Read More

The National Post reports that a Chinese migrant seeking refugee status in Canada, because he faced persecution in China for his Christian beliefs, was denied his claim because he could not describe what Jesus was “like as a person.” Wu Xin Wang was able to note that “Jesus is the Son of God” – correct… Read More