You rarely hear it mentioned in the mainstream media, but it is those who profess allegiance to Jesus Christ who are the world’s single most persecuted religious group . In face more Christians have died for their faith in the last 100 years than in the previous 2000 years combined!
In our third and final conversation with Patrick Sookhdeo we discuss:
- The origins of the charity Barnabas Fund which Patrick helped to start.
- How even though Western nations like to regard themselves as secular they are still perceived as Christian by the rest of the world.
- How Western foreign policy has inadvertently led to the increased persecution of Christian minorities in the Middle East and around the world.
- How in spite of this the church outside the West is growing faster than at any other time in world history.
- Why it is through weakness and suffering that the church grows.
- Patrick’s motivation to keep going in spite of many setbacks in his life.
- The importance of the Christian community being a place of genuine love for one another.
You can access the podcast below or at Making Sense of Life on iTunes here.
Our previous conversations with Patrick are:
Podcast #056: Patrick Sookhdeo – An Immigrant Story
The Barnabas Fund website is here.
Patrick’s latest book, “Hated Without A Reason: The Remarkable Story of Christian Persecution Over The Centuries” is a history of persecution from the first century to the present day.