In just a few weeks time the country will celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
Jesus spent his time on earth, telling those who would listen to love their neighbours as themselves; he warned of the dangers of laying up treasures on earth “where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal”; and he called on us all to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us.
Yet despite such peaceful teachings, his words proved controversial, and he was ultimately put to death on the cross.
Fast forward to today, and the persecution of those who seek to follow Christ will be debated today in the House of Commons thanks to a motion tabled by the Democratic Unionist Party.
It is thought that somewhere in the region of 200 million Christians around the world face persecution of one form or another because of their faith, 100,000 of whom are believed to be killed each year as a result. Read More