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GCSE (9-1): Religious Studies: AQA: The Worldwide Church - Persecution
Paper 1: Christianity: Practices
Terms in this set (14)
Mistreatment or punishment of a group of people because of their beliefs.
Countries where Christians currently face persecution
North Korea, Somalia, Iraq, Syria
A required payment to a local, state, or national government. Where Christians are persecuted, sometimes they are made to pay extra tax.
Some types of buildings are forbidden in some countries. Where Christians are being persecuted, some people are forbidden to build churches.
Occurs when someone is denied a job or job assignment for non-job-relevant reasons. This is a type of persecution some Christians face.
Attacks on Christian homes and families
Home and families (including murder) of Christians are attacked in countries where Christians are persecuted.
Philippians 3:10 Quote and Meaning
"I want to know Christ - yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings." Philippians 3:10. You can get to know Jesus by sharing in his suffering.
1 Corinthians 12:26 Quote and Meaning
"If one part suffers, every part suffers with it." 1 Corinthians 12:26. You help the whole Church by helping individual Christians.
Romans 12:21 Quote and Meaning.
"Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." Romans 12:21. Christians should respond to evil with love.
A charity that sends financial support to projects that help Christians where they suffer discrimination, oppression and persecution as a consequence of their faith.
Christian Solidarity Worldwide
A Christian human rights group that campaigns for religious freedom for all.
An organisation that supports persecuted Christians. They offer counselling, raise awareness, give practical support to refugees, fight for justice and religious freedom, and deliver Bibles to Christians that have to practice in secret.
James and Stephen Smith
The brothers were shocked when they visited Yad Vashem (the Jewish Holocaust Memorial Centre in Jerusalem) and turned their own home in England into the National Holocaust Centre and Museum as a permanent memorial to the Jews that suffered in the Holocaust.
He saw how difficult life was for Christians in Warsaw, Poland (under communist rule) so smuggled Bibles and other Christian literature into Eastern Europe despite risk of arrest and imprisonment. When communist rule in Eastern Europe ended and Christians were free to practice without persecution, he started to help other persecuted Christians around the world.
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