"...THAT THEY SHOULD SEEK GOD, AND PERHAPS FEEL THEIR WAY TOWARD HIM AND FIND HIM." – ACTS 17:27
The St. Charles Institute is a Christian, non-profit human rights agency dedicated to providing information and analysis on anti-Christian violence and persecution, and to promoting religious freedom and human rights around the world.
The Christian Church is facing significant pressure. From violent attacks on churches in North Africa and the Middle East, to oppressive legislation that restricts freedom of belief, expression and conversion, Christians around the world are being marginalized, persecuted—even killed—for their faith. In the West, it can be easy to simply overlook the suffering of our brothers and sisters, but in the global church, suffering is an ever-present reality.
Anti-Christian violence and persecution take on many forms, including:
· Legal discrimination, i.e., apostasy and blasphemy laws
· Social discrimination, often times leading to economic disadvantages and poverty
· Threat of violence and intimidation
· Destruction of property
· Physical violence, including kidnapping, rape and murder
The St. Charles Institute exists to address these challenges by raising awareness of the realities of anti-Christian violence and persecution, and by mobilizing Christians around the world to take action. We seek to inform and mobilize the church to advocate for religious freedom, human rights, and justice where persecution exists.