CofE General Sex Synod 2017: not one question about the Persecuted Church

Jul 6, 2017 by

from Archbishop Cranmer:

Over the past few months Christians in the village of Jalalabad in Ghazipur District, India, where temperatures frequently soar to 40°C, have had their water supply cut to force them to deny Jesus. They have refused. Al-Shabaab militants walked into Fafi Primary School, 60 miles from Garissa in Kenya, and shot dead one Christian teacher in front of his pupils, and kidnapped another. Buses carrying Christians in Egypt are being attacked, and children slaughtered. Christian girls in Cairo are being kidnapped. Christians in Syria are being abducted. Christians in Pakistan are being subjected to false accusations of blasphemy, and being summarily dealt with: Asia Bibi has been languishing in a Pakistani prison since 2010. Churches are being torched and Christians taken hostage in the Philippines. In Iran for Christians have been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment each for engaging in missionary activities and “conducting activities against national security”. Pastor Zhang Shaojie in China is barely alive after suffering torture in prison. In Eritrea Christians are being routinely rounded up and detained. In Iraq, many Christians have been wiped out; thousands are now displaced.

But fear not, the General Synod of the Church of England is profoundly concerned about these matters…

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