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Christian Solidarity Worldwide


We first heard about the work of CSW at New Wine in the 1990’s, when Baroness Cox spoke about the terrible things that were happening to Christians in other parts of the world, simply because they love our Saviour, the Lord Jesus and want to follow Him.

Kevin and I knew we had to do something to help and part of this was for me to become the St Thomas’ Reps for CSW, and for the last few years Kevin and I have been the Regional Reps for Wiltshire.

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW)

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is a human rights organisation that exists to support and stand alongside those who are persecuted for their faith. Our purpose is to be a voice for the voiceless – those who are unable to speak for themselves - and to stand in solidarity with them. Rather than addressing the surface problem, we are seeking to find lasting solutions, by changing policies and laws, as well as providing support for individuals and their families.

Our advocates monitor the situation in countries in Communist Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East/North Africa. They visit and collect eye witness accounts, and their findings are presented to our own Parliament in London, as well as the EU.

CSW is a key player in the European Court of Human Rights and our advocates provide legal support and advice for individuals. We also use the national and international media; this not only ensures that the wider public are aware, but informs repressive governments that the international community cares. Some examples of the work include addressing violations in Cuban prisons, violence against Christians in places such as India, Sudan and Nigeria, the inhumane imprisonment of Eritreans in water containers, to name but a few. There is a very good website www.csw.org.uk where you can find lots more information and Kevin and I are always around if you have any questions.

We know that prayer changes things, so please pray for our Church Family in places where they are making the ultimate sacrifice for being Christians.

Judy Wright