Believers living under repressive regimes or surrounded by violent extremists are still tragically subject to traditional persecution – imprisonment, physical attack, verbal threats and harassment, and even death. But increasingly persecution comes via the internet, on social media platforms, and sometimes even via the smart devices Christians use themselves. From facial recognition software to firewalls, what are the persecuted church dealing with today? How has one country, China, become a nexus of this kind of high-tech persecution? And what can Christians in the safe West do to fight back?
Guests this week:
- Dave Landrum, the director of advocacy and public affairs for Open Doors
- Francis Davis, professor of civic leadership and international studies at Roehampton University
- Anna Lee Stangl, Americas advocacy team leader at Christian Solidarity Worldwide