WEA religious liberty Commission

Defending Persecuted Christians

About the RLC

The Religious Liberty Commission (RLC) is monitoring the religious liberty situation in more than 100 nations, defending persecuted Christians, informing the global Church, challenging the Church to pray and giving all possible assistance to those who are suffering. The RLC also makes fact finding trips and meets with governments and ambassadors. At the UN the RLC reports about the situation and arranges special hearings with Christians from countries under pressure

Vision Statement

To serve as a coordinating and networking team within the international political advocacy community that can effectively serve evangelicals being persecuted, harassed and oppressed because of their faith. We do this primarily by responding to and partnering with WEA member organizations.

International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

In the modern church calendar, the first two Sundays of November are set apart to remember and pray for the persecuted church, through the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP). Today’s greatest untold story is that more than 100 million Christians worldwide face persecution for their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Daily Christians in countries such as Eritrea, Nigeria, India, Pakistan, Sudan and Sri Lanka face imprisonment, violence and even death.

IDOP is a time set apart for us to remember thousands of our Christian brothers and sisters around the world who suffer persecution, simply because they confess Jesus Christ as Lord.

Get Involved

Pray With Us

Join the IDOP and sign up for our Religious Liberty Prayer Newsletter. Let us unite in prayer for the persecuted church, in the spirit of oneness that Christ commanded: ‘For, if one suffers, we all suffer.’
How You Can Help
Learn about what you can do for Christians facing persecution in restricted countries.

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