The ‘staggering’ scale of persecution in the 21st century and how it can be addressed

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Christian Parliamentarians and leaders have re-committed to tackling the “huge” problem of persecution around the world.

Fiona Bruce MP, the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB), told a fringe event at the Conservative Party Conference that an estimated 83% of people around the world are living in countries where there is some kind of restriction on beliefs.

“And the extent of this in the 21st century is not only largely unrecognised but simply staggering,” she said.