CBN - For Christians, Easter Sunday marks the end of Lent and the triumphant conclusion to Holy Week, when we pay homage to the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. But for believers in many countries around the world, those celebrations are often clouded by intense persecution.
Two suicide bombers attacked Catholic churchgoers in Makassar, Indonesia, on Palm Sunday, wounding some 20 congregants. And two years ago, 258 Christians were killed by nine suicide bombers who targeted three churches.
David Curry, president, and CEO of Open Doors USA, an advocacy organization for persecuted Christians around the world and the creator of the annual World Watch List, told Faithwire believers in the U.S. and other Western countries have a responsibility to speak out about violence against Christians.
“We need also to speak out,” Curry said. “It’s not unreasonable [to expect protection] in these areas where leaders know that these sacred places — the churches, the places where Christians go to meet — that they are vulnerable. They know that.”
“We need to speak out so that Christian churches and all sacred places where people worship should be places that are protected by civil government,” he continued. “So that’s why there’s frustrations about....READ MORE
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