Writing Letters to Authorities on Behalf of Christians Imprisoned for their Faith
Voice of Persecuted Christians
‘Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are ill-treated as if you yourselves were suffering.’ Hebrews 13:3
The inspiration for Release International’s ministry came from the prison cell through the persecution, and ministry, of Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, who was imprisoned for his faith in Christ for a total of 14 years in communist Romania in the 1950s and 1960s.
One of Release’s five key purposes is to speak as God’s advocates: to speak out and to be the voice of the oppressed and persecuted. By writing letters to the authorities on behalf of prisoners of faith you are fulfilling this aim and speaking out as God’s advocate; you are being the voice of the oppressed and persecuted. This is a vital ministry and fulfils the Bible’s exhortation in Hebrews 13:3.
This resource gives you information about writing letters on behalf of Christian prisoners of faith. However, it is also possible to write to some prisoners and their families and also to other persecuted Christians, some of whom may be former prisoners. Guidance on how to do this is found in the companion brochure, ‘Reach Out!’