#RedWednesday: Solidarity With Persecuted Christians Worldwide
Aontú Rep for Cork North West, Becky Kealy, has thanked all of those who have stood in solidarity with and in support of persecuted Christians the world over, as part of the Aid to the Church in Need’s #RedWednesday Campaign.
Becky Kealy: “The world over Christians are persecuted simply because of their faith. In China, Christian Churches are demolished. In Eritrea, Christians fleeing persecution from shelter camps and UN resourced support system. Churches in South America have been vandalised by looters. Online Christians are derided for any expression of their personal beliefs. In Nigeria, Christian businesses are frequently targeted and looted. In large parts of the Middle East, Christians are targeted by Islamist extremists to the point of being persecuted out of the Middle East. That is why on this Red Wednesday, I am proud to stand with many of the Christian faith in solidarity with those persecuted around the world and in opposition to faith-based discrimination. Discrimination and persecution on the basis of faith has no place in any quarter of human history – least of all the 21st century.”