Today Is Red Wednesday: Stand Up for people persecuted for daring to be different – persecuted for their beliefs or religion by regimes and ideologies that refused to accept Article 18 of the Universal declaration of Human Rights. The Foreign Office, Lambeth Palace and Westminster Cathedral among those to light up red.

Nov 27, 2019 | Featured

Today is Red Wednesday – when we think about the millions around the world who are persecuted because of their religion or belief. Today, spare a thought for the Uighur Muslims incarcerated in China, for the ancient Christian churches and Yazidis still facing genocide in the Middle East, for the non-believers persecuted for their atheism and the 250 million Christians persecuted worldwide.

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Red Wednesday 2019

Lambeth Palace has been lit up red by Archbishop Justin Welby. See:



And to see what practical things you can do to help, go to:


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Lord David Alton

For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today he is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the UK House of Lords.

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