The plight of Christians who are kidnapped or unjustly jailed is the focus of a new report produced by Aid to the Church in Need.
The report was launched yesterday on Red Wednesday, an initiative that supports persecuted Christians.
Set Your Captives Free profiles individuals of different ages who have been kidnapped by extremist groups or arrested by the state and held without charge.
Report editor John Pontifex said: “In different parts of the world, Christians are unjustly denied their freedom, many for the precise reason that they refuse to give up their faith. They live in fear and many suffer in complete silence. Who is there to be their voice?
“Set Your Captives Free gives them the chance to tell their stories, call for justice, and appeal for liberty.”
ACN's UK office produced the report, the first of its kind for the charity. It complements other ongoing ACN research projects including the Religious Freedom in the World report and Persecuted and Forgotten? A Report on Christians oppressed for their Faith.
It is intended as a springboard for ACN supporters to advocate for the release of those unjustly detained and demand perpetrators be brought to justice.
Many countries, including Australia, are taking part in the #RedWeek initiative, which sees religious monuments floodlit in red.
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