April 17, 2018

Global Christian Persecution Summit: Why Don’t Christians Care about Christians?

Institute on Religion and Democracy Media Advisory
April 17, 2018
Contact: Chelsen Vicari, cell: 540-239-2170, e-mail: cvicari@TheIRD.org

Who: Institute on Religion and Democracy

What: A summit examining why American Christians have failed persecuted Christians overseas and aiming to inject concern for the Persecuted Church into the very DNA of American churches.

Where: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room SD-G50, 2nd St NE, Washington, DC 20002

When: May 10, 2018, 10 AM—3:00 PM (EDT)

Washington, DC—The Institute on Religion and Democracy will host a provoking one-day summit at the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. to highlight global Christian persecution.

The summit speakers will join IRD’s International Religious Liberty Director, Faith McDonnell, and Evangelical Action Director, Chelsen Vicari, to address issues such as:

Lay people answering God’s call for caring for the Persecuted Church: (Matt Behum, founder and director S.I.T. (Trinitarian International Solidarity) St. Lawrence Martyr Church; The Honorable Frank Gaffney, President, Center for Security Policy and Rabbi Jon Hausman, Congregation Ahavath Torah, Stoughton, MA, founding members Save The Persecuted Christians; Jordan Allott, documentary filmmaker, Executive Producer, In Altum Productions; and Slater Armstrong, worship leader and songwriter/recording artist, founder Joining Our Voices.)

Engaging youth in an important social justice issue: (Chelsen Vicari, IRD; Sarah Roderick Fitch, Coalition for the Defense of Human Rights; Luke Moon, Deputy Director, Philos Project; and Alex Inman, a student awakened to the injustice of persecution.)

Influencing American foreign policy on behalf of persecuted Christians overseas: (The Honorable Sam Brownback, Ambassador-at-Large International Religious Freedom (invited); The Honorable Frank R. Wolf, U.S. House of Representatives (retired), Distinguished Senior Fellow 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative; The Honorable James Lankford, U.S. Senator, OK; Faith McDonnell, IRD; Albert Thompson, military historian, professor, NOVA; and Michael Horowitz, human rights activist, former General Counsel White House, former Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute.)

Keynote Luncheon Address on the Biblical Mandate to Christians to Care for Persecuted Christians: Dominic Sputo, author Heirloom Love: Authentic Christianity in This Age of Persecution, founder of Mute No More; with responses from Dr. Scott Redd, President and Associate Professor of Old Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary, and the Rt. Rev. Julian Dobbs, Bishop, Missionary Diocese of CANA East, Anglican Church of Nigeria and Anglican Church in North America.

Make sure to RSVP April 20 to reserve your lunch and seat for this inspiring summit at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/global-christian-persecution-summit-why-dont-christians-care-about-christians-tickets-43888610014

6 Responses to Global Christian Persecution Summit: Why Don’t Christians Care about Christians?

  1. Bill Messersmith says:

    I cannot attend the summit. I am not an officially a member of any organization. But I agree whole heartedly the American church is asleep when it comes to persecution of Christians. I’ve done very little but a start. Glad for the summit.
    Bill Messersmith

  2. Donald says:

    Like the above gentleman, I cannot attend the summit and I also agree that in general the American church (especially the Legacy denominations) is not just asleep on this issue but their ‘social justice’ programs seem to have an affinity for supporting the very dictatorial regimes on the Left as well as the religion of Islam which make the persecution of Christians a matter of religious faithfulness.

    Please publish more information about this issue as well as the results of the conference. BTW, I preach about this issue regularly.

  3. Carole Bergman says:

    Thanks be to God that you are having this meeting on the persecution of Christians!
    Please do keep us posted on this vital matter, as the gentleman requested .


  5. Kitty says:

    My pastor cares about it, he is from Korea and persecution of Christians is happening there. He warned that certain media and influences are bad for the youth. That includes worship of celebrities (who are influential and lack morals). So parents need to teach their children to be stronger Christians and not follow media outlets that are against Christianity and morality. Bring your kids back home!

  6. Tony says:

    American Christians care only about their own salvation and blessings. Their attitude toward persecuted Christians is, to put it crudely, but accurately, “Sucks to be you!” So much for, “If one member suffers, all suffer!”

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