(To borrow from my southern roots, let me ask all y’all a serious question … Is it supposed to be this easy to be a Christian?)
Genocide is the systematic murder of a group of people by another group of people. It’s done for reasons of race, religion, and no reason at all. It succeeds because people aren’t willing to know or talk about it. In the last one-hundred years, Christians were the target of three genocides, two of which were in the last ten years. It’s not always as organized as the more infamous genocides, but it has taken the lives of thousands of our brothers and sisters in the faith.
Did you know that there was an attempted Armenian Christian Genocide in the mid 1910s? http://members.fortunecity.com/fstav1/genocide/genocide.html
Did you know that as little as ten years ago there was an ongoing genocide against Sudan’s Christians?
Did you know that as nearly as two years ago a genocide against India’s Christians began?
Search these events for yourself, the pictures (as likely to be graphic as not) you’ll see are worth a thousand words and represent thousands of lives. We might not always know their stories, we might not always come to their rescue, but we are sure not going to forget. Genocide against a race, a religion, or anybody should never go unnoticed.