FREEDOM 2020

A campaign to champion religious liberty and defend persecuted Christians who cannot defend themselves.

Take the pledge today

“I am saddened to know the suffering many of my Christian brothers and sisters endure because of their faith in God. I add my voice of support for WEA’s global advocacy efforts to defend those who cannot defend themselves. I pledge to pray for religious freedom in my own country, for my brothers and sisters around the world, for governments, ambassadors, the United Nations and others whose policy decisions can help end discrimination and persecution.”

5 Reasons to Take the Pledge

#1  Last year was one of the bloodiest years yet for Christian believers. *

#2  Every single day 8 Christians are killed, 23 Christians are raped or sexually harassed, and 10 Christians are unjustly arrested or imprisoned because of their faith. **

#3  There were more than 9,000 attacks on Christian churches in 51 countries last year. **

#4  A BBC News report stated, “The persecution of Christians is nearing genocide.”

#5  In this Covid-19 crisis, a noticeable rise in authoritarianism has resulted in increased repression of religious minorities around the world. 

* Source: ACN News (Papal Foundation Aid to the Church in Need), May 2019

** Open Doors World Watch List 2020

 

About WEA

We’re the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) and our Global Advocacy Team, with special status at the United Nations in Geneva and New York, works quietly and often behind the scenes with world leaders to make change happen in significant ways.

You may not have heard about us, but we’ve been around since 1846. We serve Christians around the world through unique, high level, influential, diplomatic intervention in defence of religious freedom and to help stop persecution. 

Types of Religious Freedom & Persecution Violations the WEA Advocacy Responds To

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Take the WEA Religious Freedom Defender Pledge

“I am saddened to know the suffering many of my Christian brothers and sisters endure because of their faith in God. I add my voice of support for WEA’s global advocacy efforts to defend those who cannot defend themselves. I pledge to pray for religious freedom in my own country, for my brothers and sisters around the world, for governments, ambassadors, the United Nations and others whose policy decisions can help end discrimination and persecution.”

The WEA is a network of churches in more than 130 nations that have joined to give a worldwide identity, voice and platform to more than 600 million evangelical Christians. Our work focuses on evangelism, church leader discipleship and advocacy for critical causes such as religious freedom and persecution, human trafficking, peace & reconciliation, refugees, creation care, relief and development. WEA enjoys special status with the United Nations and diplomatic type access to world political leaders to advocate for change.  worldea.org.   Box 7099, Deerfield, IL, 60015   T. 213-233 3046