PRE-CONFERENCE:

Persecuted Church

Led by:

  • Rev. John Chol Daau, Co-author of God’s Refugee about his experience as a “Lost Boy of Sudan,” and Founder of Good Shepherd Educational Foundation in S. Sudan

  • Faith McDonnell, Director of Religious Liberty Program and Church Alliance for a New Sudan of Institute 0n Religion & Democracy in DC

  • Patricia Streeter, Community Organizer for the Persecuted Church, Open Doors USA, in CA

  • Lilly Ubbens, Author, Co-author of God’s Refugee & New Wineskins board member

  • Bp. Andudu Elnail, Bishop, Province of Episcopal Church of Sudan

  • Sharoon Sarfraz, Pakistan

  • Asad Patras, Pakistan

When: Thursday, Sept. 26: 9am – 3:00pm  

Where: Ridgecrest Room: Lambdin 1 B&C

How much? Free

 
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Description: Religious persecution is on the rise around the globe. In particular, Christians are becoming martyrs at a rate that rivals the first century Church. Stories abound of Christians arrested, churches demolished, and families attacked and forced to leave their homelands because of their unwavering commitment to follow Christ. What can we do to help our brothers and sisters in Christ?

Sessions will include topics like:

  • The state of global persecution: Stories of faith, hope and need from the field.

  • Advocacy, prayer and financial support: what can an individual or a church do to help

  • Networking and resources for combatting persecution at home and abroad.

Wednesday Night Dinner at Ridgecrest: Our group will eat together on Wednesday night in the dining hall from 5:30-6:30 so plan to add that meal to your Ridgecrest reservation when you make your housing and meal plans.

Note: Be sure to add the extra night’s housing and meals to your Ridgecrest reservation.

Register by: Emailing Patricia Streeter.

Download the pre-conference flyer here.

 
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