Member of House of Lords speaks out against persecution of Christians
Catholic World News - March 17, 2014
David Alton, a member of the House of Lords, spoke at length against the persecution of Christians during a recent address.
“Barely a day passes without reports of some new atrocity being committed against Christians,” said Lord Alton. “The West, including some Christian leaders, seem to be in a state of complete denial about the existence of religiously motivated persecution in countries like Nigeria or Syria, Pakistan, Indonesia, Sudan, Iran, Egypt, China and North Korea.”
“Unless we lay bare the ideology which lies behind radical Islamist thinking-– and which too often reduces God to the status of a faction leader or tribal chief-– and challenge the conspiracy of silence which surrounds the question of religious persecution, at the hands of radical Islamists and atheists alike-– we will sleep-walk into a tragedy which has implications well beyond the ancient biblical lands or East Asia,” he continued.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our July expenses ($8,498 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!