What Is To Be Done?
Responding to the Global Persecution of Christians
April 20, 2017
National Press Club | Washington, D.C.
8:30 AM to 5:15 PM #RespondUCS
This one-day symposium featured the launch of the report, In Response to Persecution, of the Under Caesar’s Sword Project.
How do Christians respond to persecution and advance religious freedom for everyone? How can the rest of the world exercise solidarity with those especially persecuted? 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. These findings come 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 and interested citizens.
The symposium was hosted by the Under Caesar's Sword project and its primary partners, the Religious Freedom Institute and the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame, in close collaboration with Aid to the Church in Need. Co-sponsoring the event were the Program on Church, State & Society at the University of Notre Dame, the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University, In Defense of Christians, and the Institute for Global Engagement.