The World Evangelical Alliance is demanding a halt to the Iranian government’s crackdown on Christians, reports Christian Today. Not that the tyrants in Iran will listen, but what concerns me is this. Our major denominations will speak out on Iran if it’s about their presumed nuclear power/weapons escalation – and that’s right. They will speak out and seek donations to care for those affected by an earthquake in that land – right again, very Christian to do so for a land so hostile to our faith. But why not on this issue – at least, so far? (I have googled to see if I can find any statements, but have been unsuccessful in my search.) Perhaps they will. I hope so.
One of my churches here hosts an Iranian church. (We are not the only Methodist church in the UK to do so: Hexthorpe Methodist in Doncaster also does this.) My Iranian Christian friends tell me they hear of this persecution on virtually a daily basis back home.
There must be something we can do to raise a voice for our brothers and sisters.
Dave, I agree that this is a travesty. I wrote about Iran on my blog, but alas…will that actually do any good? I doubt it. I do hope we think of something soon.
Hi from Brisbane,Dave.
Maybe the church is concerned that if they speak out on this issue greater persecution will occur. Despite the militant atheists,we do enjoy freedom to follow our faith openly.