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With Dr. Sudhakar Mondithoka of India

The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, together with Voice of the Martyrs Canada, is pleased to announce that Sudhakar Mondithoka* will be joining both organizations for a two-day seminar on


focusing on religious freedom and the global persecution of Christians. We would like to invite you to join at this seminar and learn more about persecution around the world.

Tuesday & Wednesday
September 27 & 28
The Theology of Persecution Seminar

All recipients will receive a copy the book
In the Shadow of the Cross
by Glenn M. Penner, and a DVD copy of the teaching as recorded at these seminars.

for registrations received before September 23th
$80.00 for late registrations
$20.00 for students w/ ID
Preferred method of payment - credit card in advance, though payment of credit cards, cheques and cash will be accepted at the door.

*Breaks and lunches are included in registration cost

Please RSVP here
Or call (613)233-9868 x325


9:30AM - 12:30PM: Session 1 & 2, with break
12:30pm - 1:30PM: Lunch break
1:30PM - 4:00PM: Session 3 & 4, with break
(Full Schedule below)

The Life Centre

2214 Innes Road
Ottawa, ON, K1B 4C4

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*Sudhakar Mondithoka is the Director of the Hyderabad Institute of Theology and Apologetics, located in Hyderabad, India. Ordained in the North American Baptist Conference and published in several journals and texts on missiology, Sudhakar served with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries from 1994 to 2006. Sudhakar is married to Santhi, who shares in the ministry of writing and training others. The Mondithokas have one son, born in 2001. Sudhakar also pastors the English congregation of Centenary Baptist Church in Secunderabad, India. Read more about Sudhakar here.

Full Schedule:

September 27, 2011

9:30 – 12:30 (‘Floating’ break midway)

i. Introduction, Legal and Biblical Definitions of Persecution, Biblical Foundations of Human Rights and Religious Liberty

ii. The Reality of Persecution throughout the history of the Church and all over the World

– see 1 Pet. 4: 12-16 - Shocking Persecution Statistics, Persecution in Ethiopia and India


12:30 – 1:30 Lunch break (meal provided)


1:30 – 4:00 (‘Floating’ break midway)

iii. Understanding the Reality of Suffering and Persecution from the larger Biblical Perspective – Gaining the Big Picture

iv. Theology of Persecution from the Book of Matthew – Five Principles Regarding Persecution


September 28, 2011

9:30 – 12:30 (‘Floating’ break midway)

v. How ought Christians to Respond in the face of Persecution – what biblical options are there to choose from?

- The three biblical responses to persecution (fortitude, fight, flight)

vi. Theology of Persecution and Discipleship from the Book of Acts – Proclamation and Persecution are Interconnected

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch break (meal provided)


1:30 – 4:00 (‘Floating’ break midway)

vii. Where is God in the middle of our Suffering and Persecution for His sake?

viii. Buffer Time, Closing Remarks, Discussion, etc



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