Aid to the Church In Need, is a charity which is at work in more than 130 countries, helping Christians who are persecuted, oppressed or in pastoral need. The charity supports more than 5,000 projects every year, helping the Church ‘s mission. From training seminarians for the priesthood to providing transport to help priests and Sisters reach the remotest communities, or building much-needed chapels, supporters help Aid to the Church in Need to bring Christ to the faithful around the world.
Aid to the Church In Need has made available, on its website, a number of resources which would be useful in schools:
a report on religious freedom
Christians – already the world’s most persecuted faith – are suffering worse persecution, violence and intimidation. In 20 of the 30 countries assessed, the situation has worsened since 2011. In others where the problems were already extreme, there has been little or no change. In some countries Christianity now risks being wiped out, and oppression and exodus threaten Christianity’s status as a worldwide religion. In this report you can see, at a glance, the key findings of our new report, as well as browsing our detailed country profiles and incident reports in more depth.
will help young people in secondary schools to:
- become aware of Aid to the Church in Need and its mission to the Church
- understand that Christian persecution is one of the most serious human rights issues today
- reflect on what it means to be part of the Universal Catholic Church
- reflect on how we can change the world for the better by our own Christian witness