Supporting Persecuted Christians

Press Conference with Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Rt. Revd. Philip Mounstephen
8th July 2019

Bishop of Truro’s Independent Review for the Foreign Secretary of FCO Support for Persecuted Christians

Final Report


Bishop Philip speaking on Radio 4 on 8 July (at 52:08)

The Bishop of Truro’s Independent Review for the UK Foreign Secretary of Foreign and Commonwealth Office Support for Persecuted Christians – web page

Summary of report at Law & Religion UKIndependent Review of FCO support for persecuted Christians

Government accepts in full the recommendations of Christian persecution review

Bishop Philip speaks at global conference on religious freedom

Supporting Persecuted Christians

materials for individual and church use

Supporting Persecuted Christians : what can I do?

Leaflet with practical suggestions


Lapel Badges

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What does the logo on the badge mean?

The letter ‘N’ in Arabic (Nun – pronounced noon) at the centre of the logo stands for Nazarene – as Christians are referred to in the Middle East. IS painted ‘N’ on the doors of Christians’ homes so they could be targeted. The ‘Nun’ sign has been adopted by Christians as representing their persecution – much as the yellow star, forced on the Jews by Nazis, represented theirs – and with the supporting hands forms the logo of the Caucus for the Persecuted Church.

Useful links

100 Bible Verses about Persecution

Open Doors : Open Doors’ World Watch List ranks the 50 countries where Christians face the most persecution

Barnabas Fund : Hope and aid for the persecuted church

CSW : Christian Solidarity Worldwide : As Christians, we stand with everyone facing injustice because of their   belief

Aid to the Church n Need : an international pastoral aid organization of the Catholic Church

Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust : supporting local partners in 8 countries and advocacy in the UK and internationally

Caucus for the Persecuted Church :  contact Dr Russell Blacker

International Christian Consulate : protecting the growing needs and interests of Christians in the Middle East

International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church : includes prayer resources

Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East : Christian charity which aims to rebuild lives and restore hope in the Middle East

Red Wednesday : Join millions of Christians around the world to highlight Christian Persecution and Suffering