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ICC Note: According to a poll conducted by Open Doors USA, over three quarters of Americans want the next president to address the issues of Christian persecution worldwide. Seeing that the persecution of Christians has grown exponentially in the last few years, it is no surprise that US population feels it is an important issue. Now the demand and challenge is for our presidential candidates to address this global crisis. Open Doors USA has since set up a petition on the matter.

07/20/2016 United States (Christian Post):Over three quarters of Americans want the next president to address Christian persecution, according to a Harris poll commissioned byOpen Doors USA.

Seventy-six per cent of respondents agreed with the statement: “It is important to me that the next US President be committed to addressing the persecution that some Christians face around the world (eg., imprisonment, beheadings, rape, loss of home and assets).”

David Curry, the Open Doors USA President and CEO, said: “Persecution of Christians, as well as adherents of other faiths, has grown exponentially in recent years. Governments are clamping down on religious freedom of expression, causing millions to face displacement, harassment, imprisonment, beatings and even death. Americans are looking to each presidential candidate for clear and decisive plans to address this growing global crisis.”

The organisation has set up a petition calling on the candidates to address the issue of persecution of Christians around the world.

Curry added: “At Open Doors, our work brings us up close and personal with the suffering of persecuted Christians—and that means we are also a witness to the heartbreaking persecution faced by those belonging to other faiths. This campaign is an effort to urge the candidates to state clearly their plans of action for addressing the drastic rise in religious persecution faced by millions around the globe.”

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