Online Course

We are pleased to partner with the STEP program at the University of Notre Dame to share Christians Confronting Persecution, an online course on how Christians respond to persecution.  

Connect with other educators, ministers, and interested adults who prefer a flexible but thorough digital format. The online course can stand alone or prepare you to facilitate We Respond for adults or high school students.  The course is free and takes an estimated 2-3 hours per week.  Participants will receive certificates of completion at the end of the course.

Please sign up below to receive information about the next opportunity to participate. The next session of the course will be held September 2 - October 11, 2019.

The course is organized into five week-long units:

Unit 1: Introduction and Overview
Unit 2: A Theological Exploration of Persecution and Martyrdom, by Dr. Timothy Shah
Unit 3: Religious Freedom and Strategies for Resisting Persecution, by Dr. Thomas Farr
Unit 4: Responses to Persecution, by Dr. Daniel Philpott
Unit 5: Solidarity, Theirs and Ours, by Dr. Daniel Philpott

With any questions, please contact Under Caesar's Sword Director Daniel Philpott at