Red Wednesday 28 Nov, 2018

Makeastandforfaithandfreedom

Persecution against Christians in the world's worst-affected regions has reached a new peak, the impact of which is only now beginning to be felt in all its horror.

Join people from around the world on Wednesday 28th November – #RedWednesday, and stand in solidarity with persecuted Christians and faith minorities who suffer unjustly for their peacefully-held beliefs. Let’s spread the word and use social media to make #RedWednesday 2018 a campaign that cannot be ignored.

From Scotland to the Philippines, from the U.S.A. to Iraq, #Redwednesday events took place last year to draw attention to the persecution of Christians and other faiths because of their beliefs.

Make a Stand for Faith and Freedom on Wednesday 28th November 2018:

ACN 20180119 66938MANILA: Youth in the Philippines say a prayer for persecuted Christians in 2017.

ACN 20171004 62082LONDON: Westminster Cathedral's facade was flooded in red light, in solidarity with persecuted Christians and other faith minorities. 

makeastandUNITED KINGDOM: Catholic youth in England peacefully demonstrated against the persecution of Christians around the world.

How can you get involved with Red Wednesday in 2018?

Pray:

Prayer is the spiritual bond which unites us in faith, love and solidarity with persecuted and suffering Christians around the world.
Use this ACN prayer card to guide you in your personal prayer in the days leading up to Red Wednesday.

women praying

Image: Elderly women praying the Holy Rosary before the morning mass at 6.30am in Mary Mother of God Church, the parish church in Kalokol in Kenya.
In Kenya the government enforces secularism that is at times restrictive for churches and Christian believers, pressuring them to abandon their beliefs.

Give Generously:

Make a personal donation to ACN which will help persecuted Christians around the world.

Fundraise: 

Face Painting, Garage Sales, Marathons... there are lots of creative ways you can fundraise to help Aid to the Church in Need support persecuted Christians. 
If you need some ideas you can download this PDF which is full of #RedWednesday fundraising ideas. 

Bakesale
Catholic Students at Sydney University hosted a bake sale raising $810 for Aid to the Church in Need's projects.

Awareness:
Share a story of a persecuted brother or sister in Christ on social media.

You can read some of their stories here.

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