Religious persecution in Afghanistan: How to pray & take action

Our team is dedicated to the mission of the local church, and we grieve with the people of Afghanistan. As a technology provider partnering with more than 15,000 churches in 88 countries, we imagine the impact if only a fraction of those churches dedicated time and resources to uphold the cause of the oppressed (Psalm 82:3). We hope the practical steps and prayer suggestions outlined in this article equip you and your community to take action for the persecuted church in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan and its local churches are in crisis. With the Taliban in control after the government’s collapse, many worry for their safety—especially women, children, and minorities. Among those being targeted by the Taliban are Christians in Afghanistan, who are experiencing a shocking wave of persecution for their faith.

One Afghan Christian convert described the dire situation this way: “They will kill the known Christians and want to spread fear. There are already posters appearing that if you have single girls, 15 years old, you have to marry them to Taliban soldiers… The parents may or may not be killed.” 

Religious liberty is a God-given right for all people everywhere. God himself opposes the proud (1 Peter 5:5) and thwarts the way of the wicked. So how do we begin to understand what’s happening in Afghanistan—and what can we do about it? 

Want to keep reading more? This post was originally posted on the Subsplash blog. Continue reading the blog post  Religious persecution in Afghanistan: How to pray & take action, and learn what the Bible can teach us about this today!

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