215 million Christians experience persecution in more than 50 countries, more than half of them are women. According to the organization, Christian Women Under Pressure for their Faith, who held an international conference in Belgium, women suffer disproportionately and often in silence. Christian women need the help and support of the international Christian community.
06/11/2017 Middle East (Premier) – The global church must break the cycle of shame forcing persecuted Christian women to suffer in silence.
That’s according to the organisation, Christian Women Under Pressure for their Faith, which recently held an international conference in Belgium.
Activists from 23 nations heard the call of support for the growing problem of persecution facing Christian women.
According to the charity, 215 million Christians experience high, very high or extreme persecution in more than 50 countries.
The conference organiser, Kate Ward, said that women suffer disproportionally.
She said: “Women make up more than half the church. They are doubly vulnerable to discrimination and violence. Yet, all too often, their voices are not heard. They are silent.”
Speaking through a translator, Mrs Haeyoung Park told the summit of a Christian woman caught praying in a North Korean prison.