Assisting persecuted Christians

The fact is still far too little known: Christians are the world's most persecuted religious group. According to careful estimates, well over 309 million people worldwide are discriminated, marginalized, disowned, disinherited, mistreated, expelled, deported, imprisoned, tortured and killed - simply because they want to follow Jesus and live their faith peacefully. (Source: OpenDoors)

Disregard for religious freedom
Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights guarantees freedom of thought, conscience and religion. In many countries, this right is completely disregarded. An anchoring in the respective constitution is often no more than lip service, as in India. Where religious freedom is not granted, other fundamental rights are often also in a bad way, such as the prohibition of torture, the prohibition of discrimination, equality before the law or the right to a fair trial.

»Since 2018, the situation of us Christians - and most religious communities - has been further aggravated. The government is reactivating methods that are all too familiar to us from the 1950s. For example, a house group leader was beaten up in a police station and dismissed with the threat: ›This is what will happen to you now every time we catch you.‹«
NN, Partner in China (Name and place not mentioned for security reasons)
How AVC assists persecuted Christians
Support for persecuted and imprisoned Christians
Help for families of persecuted and killed Christians
Support for church building in persecuted countries
Delivering Bibles and Christian literature to persecuted Christians
Raising awareness of the issue of persecution of Christians, e.g. through church visits, events, publications, media work
Rallies, action days, prayer events, signature campaigns learn more
Week of prayer »7 days of prayer for persecuted Christians« more
Political interventions
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