• REC16-7-01  The Global War on Christians: Dispatch

Eighty percent of all acts of religious persecution in the world today are directed against Christians, but in the West it is often difficult to conceive of Christianity as a persecuted minority. Yet, every day in the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and parts of sub-Saharan Africa, Christians pay in blood for their faith in a rising tide of legal oppression, social harassment and direct physical violence. Christians today form the most persecuted religious body on the planet, and too often, its new martyrs suffer in silence. This session will sketch the global war against Christians and highlight what we can do about it.

John L. Allen Jr.

John Allen is Associate Editor of The Boston Globe and Crux, the Globe’s Web site covering Catholicism. He serves as Senior Vatican Analyst for CNN and was a prize-winning Senior Correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter for 16 years. Author of 10 best-selling books, Allen writes frequently on the Church for major national and international publications and pens a weekly Internet column, “All Things Catholic.” He is also a popular speaker in the United States and internationally.

REC16-7-01 The Global War on Christians: Dispatch

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