Make a Stand for Faith and Freedom on Wednesday 28th November 2018

Christians around the world are being persecuted because of their faith. Will you show your support for the Suffering Church?

Aid to the Church in Need are being joined by Christian Solidarity Worldwide for this campaign, but we need your help. Join us on Wednesday 28th November – #RedWednesday, and stand in solidarity with persecuted Christians and faith minorities who suffer unjustly for their peacefully-held beliefs.

Let’s spread the word and use social media to make #RedWednesday 2018  a campaign that cannot be ignored.

By joining us in prayer, by wearing red, lighting your church red, by organising red-themed activities or attending #RedWednesday events, you will be doing something peaceful and positive to highlight the suffering – injustices, discrimination, violence, oppression, torture and death – of so many Christians and others today which goes largely unnoticed by the world.



We invite you to join us on Wednesday 28th November in London, for our main #RedWednesday event. There is no entry cost for this event and it will be ACN, joined by our #RedWednesday partner CSW, benefactors and clergy uniting together to Make A Stand for Faith and Freedom.

Parliament Square, SW1P 3BD
5:30pm Gathering and talks
Welcome from Neville Kyrke-Smith: Aid to the Church in Need
Welcome from Mervyn Thomas: CSW
Main speaker
6:00pm Candle Procession to Westminster Cathedral
6:10pm Cross Procession of clergy and faith groups to Westminster Cathedral

Westminster Cathedral Piazza, SW1E 5BP
5:00pm Cathedral lights up red, film and live music
6:20pm Arrival of Candle Procession
6:25pm Arrival of Cross Procession
6:30pm Video introduction
Welcome from Neville Kyrke-Smith and Mervyn Thomas
Main Speaker
Live link to Aleppo, Syria
Bidding Prayers
Concluding Hymn
7:30pm Event ends



Will you take up the challenge of helping to sustain the faith of millions of persecuted and suffering Christians around the world?

ACN’s #RedWednesday kit includes.. Poster, Fundraising ideas, Information pack, Prayer material. How to Light Red guide and much much more!

For instructions on how to light up a building click here.

There are also extra posters available for download here to use at your events.



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Fr. Dominic Robinson leading #RedWednesday cross procession from the Houses of Parliament to Westminster Cathedral. ©Weenson Oo

It was fantastic to see so many people making a stand for faith and freedom and honouring those who have suffered because of their religion.

Pupils from The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School supporting #RedWednesday. Many places across the country got involved and lit up red such as Portsmouth Cathedral, Lambeth Palace.

St Chads Cathedral, Westminster Cathedral, and many many more.Hundreds also wore red to show their solidarity and shared their pictures in honour of #RedWednesday.

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