Thursday, February 7, 2013

Conference raises awareness of persecution

Over 500 people discuss what oppressed Christians really need
Laurentian Leadership Centre director Janet Epp Buckingham
addressed religious persecution in Canada. (Photo: CCN)

The "Learn, Pray, and Act" Conference in Ottawa was a chance to learn about Christian persecution in Canada and around the world. Deborah Gyapong from the Canadian Catholic News reports:
“We have to become more savvy in response,” said Voice of Martyrs CEO Doug McKenzie. Not only must people be trained, they must do what they can to protect themselves, to remain compassionate “and let God do the rest.”

VOM founder Pastor Richard Wurmbrand had a vision that someday religious institutions and seminaries would teach courses on ‘martyrology’ and ‘sufferology,’ McKenzie said.

Theological training needs to include the reality of persecuted Christians, he said.

Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic.

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