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Thursday, February 23, 2017
Three agencies to host Christian human rights conference
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¬†The 2002 International Christian Human Rights Conference in London next week will be hosted by three Christian agencies. Christian Solidarity Worldwide, Release International, and Premier Christian Radio, will present 'Let Justice Roll' on Saturday 16 November. The one day conference will highlight the persecution of Christians around the world and challenge the church to respond through prayer and action. Christians from Burma, China, Indonesia, Iran, Nepal, Nigeria and Turkmenistan will share news and personal experience. There will also be opportunities to write letters of support to persecuted Christians and to build a giant prayer wall. Worship will be led by Graham Kendrick and David Currie. Graham Kendrick will perform his new prayer anthem in support of the persecuted church at a prayer concert, held on Friday 15 November, led by Roger Forster. Mervyn Thomas, Chief Executive of CSW, said: "We are thrilled to be teaming up with Release International and Premier Christian Radio. This reflects our increasingly good working relationship with both groups. We would ask as many people as possible to come to this inspiring and challenging day to hear first hand how the Church today is under attack around the world. Up to 250 million people face persecution and it is our responsibility in the West to pray, protest and provide for a better future for all of them." Eddie Lyle, Executive Director of Release International, said: "Commentators have estimated over 150,000 Christians are killed through persecution every year throughout the world. This must be urgently addressed by governments and churches alike. This event offers a rare chance to hear personal stories from Christians who have experienced persecution in other countries of the world. Christians in the UK need to see and hear these peoples heart-felt testimonies, which will inspire them to pray more effectively for specific people and situations around the world." Peter Kerridge, Managing Director of Premier Christian Radio, said: "We believe it is important for Christian broadcasting to help turn the spotlight on religious intolerance and persecution and are pleased to add our energy, enthusiasm and support to this worthy project." The 13th International Christian Human Rights Conference will take place on Saturday 16 November from 9.30am - 5.30pm at Westminster Chapel, Buckingham Gate, London SW1. Tickets cost £5 (concessions £3). The Prayer Concert will take place on Friday 15 November from 7.30pm-9.30pm at St Michael's Church, Chester Square, London SW1. Admission is free.
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