COVID-19 particularly impacts the most vulnerable. Right now, across the world, persecuted Christians – already poor, marginalised, threatened and discriminated against – have a new vulnerability: finding they are the last in line as the pandemic strikes.
Christians are facing discrimination in the distribution of aid; Christian nurses have been given COVID-19 patients and denied PPE; religious minorities are being blamed for the pandemic and extremists are exploiting vulnerable Christians in lockdown.
There’s four things you can do now to help.
1. Email your MP. Ensure that the UK Government implements mechanisms that protect persecuted Christians on the frontline by emailing your MP using this simple form. It’ll only take a minute and will automatically find your MP and email them for you. Do it to ask those in power to speak up on behalf of vulnerable Christians around the world who are last in line.
2. Give or raise money to help. You can give now or sign up to do an awesome fundraising challenge to help get vital aid to Christians who are last in line. Every £14 could mean a Rapid Response team can courageously bring emergency aid to a persecuted believer.
3. Share what is happening. Post this infographic on your social feeds and share with friends and followers that in many places around he world, Christians are last in line. Use the #thelastinline and tag us (@opendoorsyouth).
4. Share an image of a cross and an empty plate on social media (like the one below). Take a photo of you holding an empty plate and wearing a cross to highlight that Christians are last in line (you don’t have to add text to the image). Your images (if public) will be shared with the UK Government to show the scale of support for our persecuted photo. Share your photo, tagging @OpenDoorsyouth, your MP and #TheLastInLine
We support people who are beaten, tortured,
imprisoned, falsely accused, and hated simply for following Jesus.