Persecution Conference – ‘I am N’
In 2014, radical Muslims (ISIS) spray-painted the Arabic letter ن, or ‘N’ on the homes and businesses of Christians in Northern Iraq. The property owners were publicly identified as Christ-followers and given a choice to convert to Islam, leave or die. The courageous believers refused to deny their faith, and more than 100,000 fled with little more than the clothes on their backs. We continue to stand with them and make the commitment, “I will not let them suffer in silence, I will not let them serve alone.”
This year, for the first time, Voice of the Martyrs Australia will be hosting a conference for the persecuted with the theme ‘I am N’.
Speakers will include members of the VOM Australia team, Martyn Iles and, Christians from restricted nations, who will share their first-hand experiences of persecution.
Martyn Iles is the Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby. The ACL desire a compassionate, just and moral society reflected in Australia’s political life through public contributions from the Christian Faith. Prior to this role Martyn founded the Human Rights Law Alliance whose aim it is to protect religious freedom through legal advocacy. Martyn has a Master of Laws from the Australian National University.
The conference will explore principles from the ‘I am N’ curriculum (sacrifice, faithfulness, perseverance, courage, joy and forgiveness), to leave you with a deeper understanding of the needs of the persecuted church and how to apply the principles in your own life.
Friday 1 November– Saturday 2 November 2019
Emmanuel Baptist Church
992 Old Windsor Rd
*Ticket cost includes meals and I am N study guide kit, pictured below (retail value $59.99)
Friday from 6pm
Light refreshments and introduction
Saturday 9am – 5pm
9am to 10.30am
11am to 12.30pm
12.30pm to 1.30pm
1.30pm to 3pm
3.30pm to 5pm
An I am N T-shirt will provide opportunities for you to share about your persecuted family members in Iraq while helping support them at the same time.