Britain has commissioned an unbiased overview into the persecution of Christians to seek out sensible steps to help followers of a faith that it mentioned has been topic to a dramatic rise in violence worldwide.
Some 215 million Christians worldwide confronted persecution for his or her religion final 12 months, it mentioned, with Christian girls and youngsters notably weak and infrequently topic to sexual violence because of their beliefs.
Final 12 months, on common, 250 Christians had been killed very month due to their religion, it mentioned.
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“So usually the persecution of Christians is a telling early warning signal of the persecution of each minority,” International Secretary Jeremy Hunt mentioned in an announcement on Wednesday.
“At this time I’ve requested the Bishop of Truro to have a look at how the British authorities can higher reply to the plight of persecuted Christdiscians around the globe.
“We will and should do extra.”
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The overview will map Christian persecution in key international locations throughout the Center East, Africa and Asia, analyze British help and advocate a complete coverage response, the federal government mentioned.