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The late Glenn Penner, former Chair of the EFC’s Religious Liberty Commission and CEO of the Voice of Martyrs Canada, has written a series of articles about the persecuted church. These articles touch on themes in Penner's book In the Shadow of the Cross, and are valuable for anyone seeking to learn more about persecution. The links below open in a new window.


For more background on religious persecution, see the resources available from the World Evangelical Alliance's Religious Liberty Commission. The WEA RLC advocates on behalf of Christians at the UN level.


To learn how you and your church can participate in the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church see IDOP Canada

The EFC Religious Liberty Commission has produced the following resources:

Visit the EFC library to check for other resources related to international religious freedom

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