Mervyn Thomas from Christian Solidarity Worldwide addressed the crowd gathered in Westminster Cathedral Piazza on Wednesday evening. He began by focussing on the need to respect each person's faith and beliefs. "God has given each one of us a free will and so its very important we stand up and speak out against injustice in the world today. And that's what we are doing here this evening."
He went on to speak about Leah Sharibu, one of 110 girls abducted from their school in Dapchi, Nigeria by Boko Haram in February 2018. The next month, following negotiations by the government, the girls were put into vehicles to go home. However, Leah wasn't among them. She wasn't released because she refused to convert in exchange for her freedom.
Mervyn Thomas explained that the terrorists who are holding Leah brutally murdered two humanitarian workers after declaring them apostate simply for working with the Red Cross, and they are still holding another, Alice Ngaddah.
Christian Solidarity has appealed for prayers for her release.
CSW also has a petition to the Nigerian government, appealing for them to secure Leah's release.
Read more about CSW here: www.csw.org.uk/home.htm
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