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Barnabas Fund Launches Right To Justice Campaign

8 March 2006

Barnabas Fund Launches Right To Justice Campaign

http://www.righttojustice.org

Barnabas Fund has launched its new international campaign on behalf of Christian minorities, called THE RIGHT TO JUSTICE.

Barnabas Fund is very concerned that whilst protection of Islam is increasingly high on the agenda of national and international bodies, protection of Christianity is not. This must change if we are to see an end to the discrimination which leads to injustice both at the institutional and at the social level. Through the Right to Justice campaign we hope to see a move towards just and equal treatment for Christians living in non-Christian majority contexts.

The Right to Justice campaign has a twofold aim: Firstly, inform the elected representatives of governments in as many Western countries as possible of the widespread religious discrimination and injustices daily suffered by Christian minorities in many countries across the world.

Secondly, ask these governments to put pressure on the leaders of those countries where such discrimination and injustices occur to try to bring about an end to the sufferings of the Christian minority. Whilst Christians are persecuted in many different contexts Barnabas Fund is particularly concerned about the treatment of Christians in Islamic contexts.

Forming a central part to the campaign is a petition, which will be presented to the heads of governments in the UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand and other countries.

New Zealand Director Julian Dobbs, who recently returned from Syria and Egypt where in Syria he worked with Iraqi Christians who have fled Iraq under pressure and in Egypt with coverts from Islam to Christianity who have suffered torture and rape as a result of their Christian faith says, “New Zealanders must wake up to the terrible persecution facing Christians who convert from Islam to Christianity. Much of this persecution is happening less than a days’ flight from Auckland.”

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