This initiative of Aid to the Church in Need highlights the plight of those who have suffered for practicing their faith
Today buildings all over the world, were bathed in blood-red light in order to draw attention the the plight of persecuted Christians.
Red Wednesday is a campaign first organized I 2016 by the papal charity Aid to the Church to draw attention to those who are suffering for their Christian faith. Red representing martyrdom in Christian tradition.
According to Aid to the Church in Need’s report, 300 million Christians are facing persecution today, and Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world.
Buildings all over the world were illuminated in red in a call for greater respect and tolerance for religious minorities. From London’s Westminster Cathedral to the over 2,000 parishes that took part in the Philippines, Christians joined in solidarity with their brothers and sisters in faith.
Take a look at some of the buildings that took part in #RedWednesday this year.
This evening, #RedWednesday comes to @WestminsterCath! The procession begins at Parliament Square at 6pm, reaching the cathedral for 6.30.— Westminster Diocese (@RCWestminster) November 27, 2019
Find out how you can support @acn_uk at https://t.co/Q46KeMRw3ppic.twitter.com/57IOhMh2Tb
Look out for our Church lit up today for #RedWednesday Standing in solidarity with suffering Christians persecuted for faith @can_uk @ACN_Scotland @rcmotherwell @staugustine_pta @StAugustine_PS @stambrosehigh @StAndrewsHS pic.twitter.com/9k00vGLb8O— Fr. Michael J Kane (@FrKane) November 27, 2019
PHOTO: The University lights up the facade of St. La Salle Hall in red—the Christian color of martyrdom—to support the celebration of #RedWednesday today, November 17.— The Animo (@TheAnimoSHS) November 27, 2019
The Red Wednesday campaign commemorates and honors all Christians worldwide who suffered under persecution. pic.twitter.com/4o64y9Yj5D
Onze kerk is rood #redwednesday om aandacht te vragen voor het recht op vrijheid van godsdienst voor mensen van alle religies. Meerdere kerken doen mee wereldwijd op initiatief van kerk in nood pic.twitter.com/a6FfR8nZ0B— Maarten Pelser (@Maart_P) November 27, 2019
Vandaag is het #RedWednesday. Op deze dag vragen we aandacht voor het recht op #vrijheid van #godsdienst.— D66 's-Hertogenbosch (@d66denbosch) November 27, 2019
Als D66 hechten wij veel waarde aan de vrijheid van godsdienst: iedereen heeft het recht zijn of haar religie te kunnen belijden op de manier waarop hij of zij dat wil. pic.twitter.com/QX06KogQx8
Budapest’s Chain Bridge is one of many world landmarks illuminated red tonight in solidarity with the 245 million persecuted Christians around the world. #RedWednesday#ICCP_Budapestpic.twitter.com/i0lykgNCvt— Courtney Mares (@catholicourtney) November 27, 2019
#27DeNoviembre#RedWednesday Lisboa, Portugal, se viste de rojo, hoy #ACN ilumina miles de edificios de Londres, Ámsterdam, Lisboa, Praga y Washington D.C para concienciar sobre la persecución de cristianos en todo el mundo.🌍🙏🙌🙌 https://t.co/TTB4vSm3Uzpic.twitter.com/OEaKOa61qm— IglesiaNecesitadaMex (@ACNMex) November 27, 2019