Freedom of religion and freedom of conscience are the keystones of human rights and provide the foundations for truly free societies.
In a world in which 250 million Christians are persecuted, and for which, according to Open Doors, an average of 11 Christians lose their lives every single day, we must not stand idly by. Friends, it’s a moral outrage that whole waves of humanity are being murdered, terrorized, victimized, intimidated, deprived of their belongings and driven from their homes simply because of the way they worship God or practice their faith. Infringement of freedom of religion and belief morphs very quickly into persecution, and all too quickly, that can morph into genocide and other crimes against humanity. Jonathan Sacks, who was Britain’s chief rabbi from 1991 to 2013, said: “The persecution of Christians is one of the crimes […]