Open Doors Celebrates Its 65th Anniversary

Former Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Open Doors CEO Henrietta Blyth at the World Watch List’s parliamentary launch.

As Christian persecution charity Open Doors celebrates its 65th anniversary this week, the UK CEO of Open Doors says it’s time that the persecution of Christians was something that concerned everyone, including governments, and not just churchgoers.

Talking to the ChurchTimes Henrietta Blyth said “Speaking up for Christians imprisoned for speaking about their faith, or even meeting to worship, has been something seen as ‘best left to churches.’”

However, she explains, the violent persecution of millions of Christians around the world needed to be more than a ‘niche concern’ for Christians: “Time and again, we see how a Christian population within a society can be a force for peace and civility.

“[By supporting these Christian minorities] I believe that we are supporting a more humane world and future. That is surely something that everyone can get behind.”

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SOURCE: Assist News