Worldwide Religious Persecution

January 1, 2002 ...

“God created man in his own image.” Genesis 1:27-28 “Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.” Hebrews 13:3 “Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This …

Refugee Protection and Care

January 1, 2000 ...

THIS COUNTRY’ S HISTORICAL COMMITMENT to freedom requires a responsible, generous, and compassionate policy toward refugees. Although religious and ethnic hatred around the world cannot be solved simply by good refugee policy, care for the refugees created by those problems is a natural Christian response. The May 17, 1999, report of the Advisory Committee on …

Worldwide Religious Persecution

January 1, 1996 ...

Facts The persecution of religious believers has become an increasingly tragic fact in today’s world. In many countries, moreover, Evangelical Protestants and Catholics have become special targets of reigns of terror initiated by authorities who feel threatened by Christian faith and worship. Such authorities, often motivated by anti-Western, anti-democratic ideologies, also persecute Christians as a …

Peace, Freedom and Human Rights

January 1, 1987 ...

Although most individuals yearn for peace, it seems as elusive as ever. In fact, war has become even more sinister because of twentieth century technology. Out choices, however, must not be limited to acquiescence to totalitarian power to life under the fear of nuclear destruction. We must search for achievable alternatives to such stark futures. …

Peace, Freedom and Security Studies

January 1, 1986 ...

Foreword We believe that Christians have a biblical responsibility to be peacemakers. But we also believe that Christians are obligated to support the social structures of freedom, especially religious liberty. These Guidelines provide the outlines for thoughtful obedience in both of those spheres of obligation. We are indebted to the hard work of many individuals …