Christianity Daily featured this summer’s conference in an article published last week titled, “How Can Christians Participate in Combating Persecution in North Korea? Conference Aims to Weigh In.” The article highlights The Bridge’s overall purpose and why this year’s conference is focused on North Korea. Read an excerpt below:
In recent years, Kenya has seen an increase in religious violence and terrorism. Al-Shabaab has launched numerous attacks from its base of operation in Somalia, crossing into Kenya and attacking churches and Christian communities, and then retreating back to Somalia. Read more →
Beginning in the late 1990s, Indonesia erupted into a hotbed of Islamic Jihad. Splinter military units and Islamic militias traveled across islands attacking predominately Christian communities. In some cases, these groups slaughtered entire communities of hundreds of Christians. Read more →
Distinguished Author writing 6 New York Times Best-selling books including Bonhoeffer, Amazing Grace, and his latest, If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty. He is a long time freedom fighter and defender of Christianity in the US and abroad and has had the opportunity to influence leaders from many nations.
Kenya was once among the most stable countries in Africa; in recent years political unrest and outside organizations have been a destabilizing force. Al-Shabaab, an Islamic terrorist organization based in Somalia has begun conducting attacks Kenya with small groups of gunmen crossing the border and many times targeting Christian communities.
Morrocan Christian convert from Islam. Grew up in a conservative Muslim family. His father was an Imam and Rachid memorized 1/6 of Koran by age 6. At 19 he began to study the difference between Islam and Christianity in an effort to strengthen Islam but found Christ instead. Now he hosts a weekly live call-in show on Al hayat TV where he compares Islam and Christianity as well as debates Islamic scholars. Since beginning his program, he has helped over 150,000 Muslims find Christ
Christians in Egypt face persecution in several different ways. They are a population that has been deprived education and opportunities on a systematic level for many generations, resulting in them being a lower-level citizen. They have few ways to improve their future and many have to result to dangerous jobs and moving to other countries. This is what happened to the 21 Egyptian Martyrs in Libya.
Christians in Nigeria face persecution on multiple fronts: in the north there are Boko Hram Terrorists killing and kidnapping children including the #BringBackOurGirls; in the east there are the Fulani Militants attacking Christian farming communities; and tribal and political lines create more issues.
General William Boykin, 3 star general (ret.) was involved in or led many of the major military campaigns of the last 25 years. He’s also held various high-level intelligence positions giving him unique insight into the the source of persecution and what’s really happening throughout the world.