Religious Freedom Internationally - Child Persecuted for Faith Internationally People of faith are persecuted for religious beliefs and practices around the world, whether they are Buddhist, Muslim, Christian, Hindu or other. In today's world Christians are the largest group of people being persecuted for their faith. More than 100 million people in over 60 nations are being denied their basic human rights because of their Christian faith.

Our primary responsibility as Christians is to worship God and obey him. Obedience to God includes following biblical teaching to pray and worship with other Christians, and to speak to others about our faith. We are to remember those who are persecuted for their faith. "Remember me in my chains, " pleads the Apostle Paul in Colossians 4:18.
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Media releases

Canadians to Join Worldwide November Initiative Against Religious Persecution: Charities Call Attention to Injustice with Day of Prayer

IDOP Canada, a group of Canadian charities which supports the International Day of...

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Worldwide Initiative to Pray for Christian Victims of Persecution

The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church ( calls on Canadians...

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Canadian Evangelical pens new book on world Christianity

The EFC’s David Guretzki shares an informal review of Brian Stiller’s new...

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Concern over religious freedom in Bolivia

Pray for Christians in Bolivia as they deal with a new law that would have criminalized...

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Official statements

The EFC condemns anti-Semitic attack at Pittsburgh synagogue

It is a heinous act to target people in a place of worship. We offer deepest...

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EFC Statement on Texas Church Attack

We grieve with the families and friends affected by the horrific Nov. 5 attack on the...

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Outgoing letters

Letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs on Rev. Hyeon Soo Lim

The EFC again calls on the Government of Canada to hold this case in the highest...

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Letter of Condolence to Canadian Coptic Bishop

After two suicide bombings on Palm Sunday, reportedly by the group Isis, killed dozens...

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Video gallery

Webinar: Evangelicals around the world

(45 min 47 sec) What can we learn from our brothers and sisters around the world...

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Dispatches from Brian

Grace in Vietnam

In my travels I look for footprints of the Spirit. Vietnam is a country of tragedy...

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A Land In Need of a Rebirth

A century ago, estimates were that 25 percent of Turkey was Christian. Today it is less...

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An Insider’s Guide to Praying for the World

Country-specific insights calling us to a deeper understanding of the Christian church and witness.

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