Thank you for going red with us this November!
On 22 November 2017, churches and public buildings across the UK and around the world lit up in red as a sign of solidarity with persecuted Christians. We partnered with our friends at Aid to the Church in Need, a Catholic organisation that helps persecuted Christians, to spread the word about #RedWednesday and arrange a truly fantastic day of prayer, solidarity and action!
We boarded the faith & freedom bus on Wednesday 22 November for a whirlwind tour of churches all across London, stopping at such amazing landmarks as St Paul's Cathedral and Trafalgar Square to take pictures and meet clergy who promised to light their churches up in red as a sign of solidarity.
Meanwhile, MPs made their way to a special photo opportunity in the Houses of Parliament. We had over 20 MPs join us to show their support for #RedWednesday and get photographed for social media.
Our tour made its way to Westminster Bridge, where as night fell a solemn cross procession wound its way through the streets of London to our original starting point, Westminster Cathedral, now lit in red.
Once there, we kicked off the evening with music from Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir introducing an evening of multi-denominational prayer. We had speakers including Mervyn Thomas, Bishop Angaelos, and a representative from the Ahmadiyya UK association.
The evening concluded with a striking moment of prayer as attendees knelt with their arms outstretched in the form of a cross to remember all those who are being persecuted because of their faith.
Thank you so much to everyone who came out to pray with us and show the world that we're standing as one family for people being persecuted because of their religion!