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Flashmobs denounce persecution of Christians

About 400 Christians publicly showed their solidarity with the Persecuted Church in three Swiss cities on Human Rights Day.

SOURCES AGR, Livenet.ch AUTHOR Evangelical Focus BERN 15 DECEMBER 2016 10:08 h GMT+1
The flashmob in Bern, on December 10. / Verfolgung.jetzt

Christians in Bern, Geneva and Zürich denounced the persecution of Christians in many parts of the world on Human Rights Day.



On December 10, the initiative “Vergfolgung.jetzt” (in English, “Persecution.now”), made passersby aware of the dramatic rise in persecution of Christians in several countries in the world.



 



Even children joined the public event. / Verfolgung.jetzt



Many covered their face with a white mask to “give a face” to those who have to hide because of their faith.



The initiative is supported by organisations such as the Committe For Religious Freedom of the Swiss Evangelical Alliance, youth organisation Fingerprint, NGOs HMK and AVC, and international organisation Open Doors.



 



Candles with the Nazarene sign. / Verfolgung.jetzt



According to the World Watch List of Open Doors, these are the five countries in which Christians are most persecuted: North Korea, Eritrea, Afghanistan, Syria and Pakistan.



 



Demonstration in Geneva. / Verfolgung.jetzt


 

 


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