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Past Event: Symposium: What Is To Be Done?

Responding to the Global Persecution of Christians
One-day symposium featuring the launch of the report, In Response to Persecution, of the Under Caesar’s Sword Project

April 20, 2017
National Press Club | Washington, DC

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How do Christians respond to persecution? How can the rest of the world exercise solidarity with them? This day-long public symposium proposed concrete recommendations for action in response to these questions. It featured globally prominent speakers on religious freedom and leading scholars of global Christianity. A highlight was the launch of the report In Response to Persecution, which conveys the results of the Under Caesar’s Sword project, the world’s first systematic global investigation of Christian responses to persecution, featuring findings from over 25 of the world’s most repressive countries. In attendance at the symposium were government officials, business leaders, academics, and religious leaders, as well as representatives of non-governmental, human rights, and news organizations.

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Past Event: Mass and Film Screening, Under Caesar's Sword

Pray for persecuted Christians and see the new documentary on Christians' responses to persecution. How can their creative strategies inform our own efforts to protect the religious freedom of all people, especially those who live as minorities in their societies?

February 23, 2017
University of Notre Dame | Notre Dame, IN

5:15 PM          Daily Mass, Basilica of the Sacred Heart
                        Celebrant: The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades
                        Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend
                        All are welcome to join us in worship.

6:00 PM          Film Screening, Under Caesar’s Sword, Washington Hall
                        Introduction of Film: Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades
                        Film Screening (27 minutes) and Q&A (10 minutes)
                        Watch the trailer | Free tickets available at the door.

Followed by     Reception Hosted by the Center for Ethics and Culture
                        Remick Commons, Visitation Hall


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Past Event: Conference on Christian Response to Persecution

December 10-12, 2015
Pontifical Urban University | Rome, Italy

The International Conference on Christian Response to Persecution, a major component of "Under Caesar’s Sword," took place at the Pontifical Urban University in Rome, Italy, from December 10 to 12, 2015.

The main objective of the conference was to introduce the results of the world’s first systematic global investigation into the responses of Christian communities to the violation of their religious freedom.  More

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