International Institute for Religious Freedom

Suffering, persecution and martyrdom

Religious Freedom Series Vol 2: Sauer/Howell (eds): Suffering, persecution and martyrdom. VKW: Bonn, 2011. 356 pp. ISBN: 978-3-86269-008-4. 28 Euro.


“In my global travels, I encounter persecution and religious liberty issues as a prime challenge to the Christian church.”

Dr Geoff Tunnicliffe, International Director, World Evangelical Alliance

“Mission is being done in the context of suffering and persecution and to undergird it with a solid biblical and theological foundation is the need of the hour.”

Rev Godfrey Yogarajah, Executive Director, Religious Liberty Commission, World Evangelical Alliance

“From the perspective of reflective practitioners in church an mission leadership, we thank God for the Bad Urach Statement.”

Bertil Ekström, Executive Director, WEA Mission Commission Dr William Taylor, Global Ambassador, WEA and the Mission Commission

“The dimensions of persecution and martyrdom are at the heart of the biblical faith in both Testaments, and need to receive much more theological attention, such as this process and consultation did.”

Rev Dr Christopher J.H. Wright, Chair, Lausanne Theology Working Group