Christians from all over the world are taking part in #RedWednesday (22 November 2017) as the campaign to promote faith and freedom goes global.
The Centre for Catholic Formation in Tooting Bec, the Archdiocese of Southwark's centre for evangelization, catechesis and adult formation, showed its solidarity with the Persecuted Church, across the globe, by lighting up red on Wednesday evening, a colour which symbolises both martyrdom and suffering.
Elsewhere in the UK, #RedWednesday saw up to 12 cathedrals go red along with the Houses of Parliament in Westminster and a red ‘Routemaster’ London bus was emblazoned with #RedWednesday slogans as it wove its way past London landmarks including St Paul’s Cathedral, Trafalgar Square and Regent Street before crossing Westminster Bridge and returning to Westminster Cathedral which was floodlit.
Patricia Hatton from ACN said: “#RedWednesday is a unique opportunity to stand up for faith and freedom in this country and around the world and to shine a light on the persecution of Christians and other faith groups today. Together let’s make a stand for faith and freedom and help Christians and others – especially in the Middle East – who urgently need our support this Christmas.”
For more on the work of Aid to Church in Need and for specific information about #RedWednesday visit the ACN website: www.acnuk.org/redwednesday.