A Hidden WorldSummer 2019Volume 5, Issue 1
At the ERLC, we are working every day to ensure that Baptist Christians can live out their callings without fear of government intrusion. But while we fight for the preservation of religious liberty here, we must not forget that for many of our brothers and sisters around the world, there is no religious liberty at all. So, we wanted to devote an entire issue of our magazine to highlight areas around the world where this freedom is most imperiled. We are doing this because we want the American church to know and pray and speak up for those for whom preaching the gospel is a life-and-death risk.
Travis Wussow from our DC team and several others have worked tirelessly to feature the stories of global issues. And we’ve invited other friends to contribute. Jayson Caspar, frequent foreign correspondent for Christianity Today, joins us with a powerful piece about the complicated relationships in Egypt between Christians and Muslims in a post Arab-Spring context. Bryant Wright, senior pastor of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church and past president of the Southern Baptist Convention, writes on a theology of suffering and martyrdom. Linda Lowry from Open Doors shares an update on some of the most dangerous places to be a Christian. And we have interviews with Ambassador Sam Brownback and Nina Shea, both of whom help us understand the complexities of international religious freedom.