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Persecuted Peruvians Highlight the International Christian Human Rights Conference

( [email protected] ) Nov 05, 2003 09:08 AM EST

LONDON, ENGLAND -- More than 1,000 delegates from around the world are expected to gather for the largest International Christian Human Rights Conference held in the United Kingdom. A specially published book of testimonies from Peruvian Christians will highlight the conference, slated for November 15 at the Westminster Chapel in Buckingham Gate, London.



Entitled, "Tried by Fire," the book features the collection of testimonies from seven innocent Christians who were arrested and imprisoned in Peru during the 1980s and 1990s.



Anna Lee Stangl, the Christian Solidarity Worldwide Advocacy Officer for Latin America who translated the testimonies, said she is glad to see the stories publicized to a Christian audience.



"I am thrilled to see the stories of these seven humble men and omen from the poorest areas of Peru finally presented to an international Christian audience,” she said.



Christian Solidarity Worldwide will be co-hosting the conference with Release International.



“It is vital that we Christians in the Northern hemisphere know and understand what our Christian brothers and sisters in Peru have gone and are going through even as this book is launched,” she added. “At the same time, I hope that these stories will challenge readers in how we react to adversity and injustice in our own lives as they present the beauty of God's faithfulness and the ultimate rewards of trusting God."



The conference will also feature live presentations from persecuted Christians around the world. One of the speakers, Wullie Ruiz Figueroa, also has his story featured as one of the testimonies in the book.



For more information or ticketing, visit the CSW website: www.csw.org.uk