Over the last five years our #RedWednesday campaign has been hugely successful in drawing attention to the human rights tragedy of Christian and other religious persecution. Now a global initative, endorsed by the UK government, it is time to make #RedWednesday a campaign with teeth that can really change lives.


Raped, forced to marry and convert, and now facing death threats, Christian girl Maira Shahbaz, 14, from Pakistan, urgently needs asylum. Maira and her family are in hiding from extremists who accuse her of apostasy and want her dead. The family are in immediate danger.

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Latest News

  • UK: Global Church gives first-hand accounts of persecution

    ACN News Briefing Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)’s #RedWednesday event yesterday (25th November) featured testimonies from those living day by day with persecution, including kidnapped teenager Maira Shahbaz and Nigeria’s Archbishop Kaigama, who had one of his priests kidnapped earlier this week. The event, which focused on Christians unjustly detained for their Faith, […]

    The Houses of Parliament lit red for #RedWednesday in 2016 (Credit: © Weenson OO/PICTURE-U.NET)
  • INTERNATIONAL: Asia Bibi backs campaign to free those jailed for faith

    Asia Bibi – Pakistan’s first woman to be sentenced to death for blasphemy – has thrown her weight behind a Catholic charity’s campaign calling for the release of those unjustly imprisoned because of their faith. Ms Bibi, a Catholic who spent almost a decade in prison before her conviction was overturned, is backing Aid to […]

    Asia Bibi (© Aid to the Church in Need)

Upcoming Events

  • Scottish RedWednesday Digital Showreel

    In addition to the mini events that will take place in schools and parishes on RedWednesday, ACN in Scotland have created a digital showreel which captures the spirit of our RedWednesday Campaign in Scotland. MSP’s, Faith Leaders, Students, Teachers and Benefactors will share what our campaign means to them and highlight why it is important […]

  • ACN Holy Hours

    Join us to pray before the Blessed Sacrament each first Wednesday at 3pm. These Holy Hours will focus on prayer for the suffering and persecuted Church, for clergy and religious (especially those who work in dangerous and challenging environments) and for all those who support the work of ACN in our world today. DATE CELEBRANT/CHURCH […]

    A Benedictine Sister prays during Adoration in the covent chapel in Zhytomir, Ukraine, 2019. ©ACN

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