Group Plans to Display Large Cross in Front of the Chinese Embassy to Stand in Solidarity with Persecuted Christians
Contact: Rev. Patrick Mahoney, 540-538-4741
WASHINGTON, May 13, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- This event is part of the #orangejumpsuit campaign which has stood in solidarity with persecuted Christians around the world. The cross will be covered in orange ribbon.
WHEN: Thursday, May 14, at 4:00 P.M.
3505 International Place, NW,
Washington, D.C. 20008.
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Recently, the Chinese province of Zheijang removed over 400 crosses from public buildings, bulldozed churches and imprisoned Christian leaders for supporting the public display of crosses.
Leading the demonstration will be Rev. Patrick Mahoney the Director of the Christian Defense Coalition and Pastor of Church on the Hill in Washington, D.C.
Rev. Mahoney has been a longtime advocate of religious freedom and human rights in China and has led numerous demonstrations and protests around the world. He was arrested twice during the Beijing Olympics organizing protests in Tiananmen square and was threatened with 6 months in a Chinese prison before being deported back to America.
Rev. Mahoney states;
"We are having a public display of the cross, to stand in solidarity with persecuted Christians and embrace religious freedom and human rights in China. It is an outrage that the Chinese government would trample public expressions of faith and crush free speech by removing hundreds of crosses from public buildings, destroying churches and imprisoning pastors.
"The #orangejumpsuit campaign doesn't just stand for persecuted Christians in the Middle East but is a loud voice and witness for all those who suffer violence, intimidation and harassment because of the their Christian faith.
"The world and her leaders can never be silent or indifferent when people are persecuted for their religious beliefs and values regardless of what those faith traditions might be."
For more information or interviews please call:
Rev. Patrick Mahoney at 540.538.4741