COREAM is asking you to stand in solidarity with persecuted Christians and all who suffer for their peacefully held beliefs. Please take an initiative on Red Wednesday.

Red Wednesday will be held on Wednesday 28th November 2018.

Red is the Christian colour of martyrdom. Christians are the most persecuted faith group in today’s world and #RedWednesday will honour all Christians who suffer and die for their faithfulness to Christ’s message of peace and love.

#RedWednesday will shine a light on Christian persecution but also highlight the injustices perpetrated against other faith groups.

Simply because of their religious beliefs, people in many parts of the world suffer:

·        Name-calling

·        Harrassment

·        Denial of jobs

·        Homelessness

·        Physical abuse

·        Kidnap

·        False imprisonment

·        Torture

·        Murder

Here are some examples:

·        Niger: The burning of 69 Churches by islamistic militans (Read more here)

·        Kenya: In 2017 more than 30 Christians were killed at the hands of Islamists. (Read more here)

·        Nigeria: a gunman attacked a church, killing 12 and injuring 18 (Read more here)

Our campaign calls for respect and tolerance for people of faith and between different faith traditions.

This is important because the rights of people of faith are often ignored in many societies whose secular focus knows little about religion and cares even less.

You, your Redemptorist unit, your parish, school, group or community can change that.

By wearing red, lighting buildings or landmarks red (with permission and if they are already floodlit) and holding peaceful prayer events, the world will take notice. Your voice on behalf of the voiceless will be heard – people power!