‘Save The Persecuted Christians’ Awareness Movement
Churches Across America Are Displaying Banners and Other Signage Featuring the ‘Nun’ Symbol
Why Feature the “Nun” Symbol
The “nun” letter is the first letter of the Arabic word for “Nazarean” (i.e. Christian). Ever since the Islamic State used it to designate the homes of followers of Christ, it has become an international symbol for the persecution of Christians. This symbol is frequently painted on the homes of Christians targeted for persecution.
Persecution Of Christians Is Happening Now
North Korea, Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan and Pakistan have in common an appalling attribute: they are ranked as the world’s top five countries committing “extreme persecution” of Christians according to the recent World Watch List from Open Doors USA. The list annually ranks the worst 50 countries when it comes to persecution.
Such victimization currently occurs so routinely that it rarely makes headlines these days. For example, according to Open Doors, 255 Christians are killed worldwide every month. 104 Christians are abducted. 180 Christian women are raped, sexually assaulted or forced into marriage. 160 Christians are detained or imprisoned without trial. And 66 churches are attacked. Every month.
Persecuted and Forgotten? 2017 – Christians are being persecuted for their faith!
Leading Members of the STPC Coalition
Rev. David Barton, WallBuilders
Pastor Paul Blair, Reclaiming Oklahoma for Christ
LTG/Rev. “Jerry” Boykin, Family Research Council
Dr. Mark Christian, Global Faith Institute
Andrew Coleman, Voices of the Martyrs
Devon Cross, Donors’ Forum on International Affairs
Bill Dallas, United in Purpose
Dr. Tim Daughtry, Clinical Psychologist and Author
Tom Doyle, Uncharted Ministries and Author
Bob Fu, ChinaAid
Frank Gaffney, Center for Security Policy
Pastor Mark Gonzales, Hispanic Action Network
Suzanne Grishman, Nazarene Fund
Deborah and Michael Hamilton, Hamilton Strategies
Phil Haney, former CPB Officer and Author
Rabbi Jonathan Hausman, former Students for Soviet Jewry Activist
Jake Hoffman, Rally Forge
Jason James, Resonance Films
Jerry Johnson, National Religious Broadcasters
Tracey Johnson, Credo Strategies
Rick Joyner, Oak Initiative
Kelly Kullberg, American Association of Evangelicals
Dede Laugesen, Save the Christian Middle East
Reggie Littlejohn, Women’s Rights Without Frontiers
Fr. Andre Mahanna, St. Rafka Mission of Hope and Mercy
Faith McDonnell, Institute on Religion and Democracy
Rev. Johnnie Moore, Kairos Ministries
Pastor Sam Rohrer, American Pastors Network
Zach Sicherman, Faithkeepers
Erick Stackelbeck, Christians United for Israel
Juliana Taimoorazy, Iraqi Christian Relief
Elizabeth Yore, International Child Advocate and Attorney
Gregg Young, Red State Radio Host
Learn How to Get Your Church Involved
STPC encourages heightened public awareness about the plight of Christians in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and elsewhere. You can help by placing banners and other signage outside of churches, synagogues and other prominent venues. These signs have a simple message:
How to Order
Email us to order a starter kit or let us know how many banners you would like to order for your church, synagogue or other institution.
At this time, STPC is making available one (1) Starter Kit per place of worship for FREE in an effort to make an impact and dramatically increase awareness.
A Starter Kit includes:
(1) 6ft x 2ft Heavy Duty Vinyl Banner – to display outside a place of worship,
(1) 11″ x 17″ Color Poster – to place on the “read board” in the place of worship to explain the banner and ن symbol, and
(1) Pastor’s Folder – with information about STPC, its partner organizations, and recommendations for how congregations can help persecuted Christians.
Participating institutions receive information to share with their congregants and visitors who are interested in learning how they can do something to help save the persecuted Christians. These materials include links to web pages and other resources of those actively assisting Christians.
STPC hopes to encourage assistance to persecuted Christians in another form. We seek to enlist the American political leadership by creating an environment that makes Christian victims of genocide and other kinds of repression and persecution a priority. The immediate goal would be to bring U.S. pressure on governments that sponsor or tolerate these crimes against humanity and to provide aid directly to their victims.
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Global Faith Institute is a 501(c)(3) organization and was founded in December 2011.