Together with discriminated Christians
· Global consultation launched by ecumenical organizations ·
To better address the discrimination, persecution and violence that Christians face daily in many countries: this is a synthesis of the pact made by representatives of several ecumenical organizations which met recently in Strasbourg, France, at the invitation of the Global Christian Forum (GCF).
Taking part in the event were members of the Catholic Church, of the World Council of Churches (WCC), of the World Evangelical Alliance and of the Pentecostal World Fellowship.
The theme: “Christian discrimination, persecution and martyrdom” will be discussed in depth through international consultation which is to take place in 2015. The initiative will gather representatives of Churches and Christian communities who addressed and are addressing discrimination and persecution still today in their local areas. As part of the preparations for the consultation, the organizers will collect the data on religious persecution in the world, which is made available by international institutions. Among other things a glossary and an analysis of the sue of the language of discrimination, persecution and martyrdom, as well as other words, phrases and concepts will be published, since these terms are often poorly defined and used in various ways. Visits by the delegations of several countries will examine the varied nature of religious persecution.
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