Sunday of the Persecuted Church
Christians are the most persecuted faith group in the world. In many countries, the right to religious freedom is still disregarded. Moreover, persecution of Christians is on the rise worldwide, whether by followers of other religions or by totalitarian regimes. Behind the unfathomable number of well over 309 million persecuted Christians are moving individual fates; people who suffer day after day simply because they follow Jesus.
On the first two Sundays in November, Persecuted Church Sunday (also known as Persecuted Christians Sunday) draws attention to precisely this and mobilizes support for the afflicted. This is also a matter close to our AVC hearts. We invite you to be a part of the Sunday of the Persecuted Church. Whether as a congregation, as a family or as an individua – persecuted Christians need our support.