We pray at every Mass for those who suffer from religious persecution. But what is actually going on in the world when it comes to persecuted Christians? And what can we do about it here from Waco?
To help answer these questions–to raise awareness about persecuted Christians and to do something to help them–the Baylor Knights of Columbus Council is proud to be hosting the first Benefit Dinner for Christians at Risk.
The issue is getting more and more attention in world of politics and media. The Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Carl Anderson, recently spearheaded the publication of a nearly 300-page report about the persecution of Christians especially in the Middle East. The report was submitted to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who as a result officially deemed the actions of ISIS as genocide.
To support the efforts of the Knights of Columbus in defense of persecuted Christians, we’re hosting this benefit dinner. It will be the classic Knights’ three-course meal: salad, entree, and dessert.
Dr. Thomas Hibbs, Dean of the Honors College at Baylor University, will be giving a keynote address based on his own involvement in efforts, especially in Washington, D.C., to raise awareness about and give help to persecuted Christians.
We hope this event can bring together Christians from the greater Waco to support what Dean Hibbs has called “the most important issue facing the church universal.”
For details, see the attached flyer.