American Freedom Alliance


a Forum and Rally

The Worldwide Persecution
of Christian Communities


Paul Marshall and Lela Gilbert (authors of "Persecuted"), Raymond Ibrahim (author of "Crucified Again"),
Pastor Keith Roderick, Pastor Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, Baroness Caroline Cox, and Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein

Date: Sunday, October 27, 2013

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Luxe Bel Air Hotel, 11461 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Attendance fee: $15.00

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About the Topic

Throughout the world today, Christian communities are suffering greater persecution than at any time since the days of the early Roman Empire.

Mass slaughter, church burnings, suicide bombings, expulsions, intimidation and ritual killings have been reported from Nigeria to Egypt; from Pakistan to Indonesia. Centuries old Christian communities are disappearing before our very eyes and the world seems to be shrugging its shoulders. Christians in Muslim countries in particular are paying with their lives for their identification with their religion - most noticeably the Copts of Egypt, whose trials under both the secular regime of Hosni Mubarak and the Muslim Brotherhood, have shaken that society to its core.

This is not an issue for Christians alone. Jews, Buddhists, Bahai and followers of other world religions must make the persecution of Christian communities their own cause. For to turn aside from persecution of this nature may come to haunt the world for decades to come and result in even broader persecutions.

Join AFA at this vital forum at which not only will you learn what is occuring in the Christian communities of the world but what you can do to help them.


Paul Marshall is a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute's Center for Religious Freedom and the author and editor of more than twenty books on religion and politics, especially religious freedom, including more recently, Silenced How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes Are Choking Freedom Worldwide (2011, with Nina Shea), Blind Spot: When Journalists Don't Get Religion (2009), Religious Freedom in the World (2008), Radical Islam's Rules: The Worldwide Spread of Extreme Sharia Law (2005), The Rise of Hindu Extremism (2003), Islam at the Crossroads (2002), God and the Constitution (2002), The Talibanization of Nigeria (2002), and Massacre at the Millennium (2001).

Lela Gilbert has authored or co-authored more than sixty published books. She writes primarily in the field of ecumenical non-fiction. Besides Saturday People, Sunday People: Israel through the Eyes of a Christian Sojourner and Persecuted: The Global Assault on Christians, she wrote Baroness Cox: Eyewitness to a Broken World, and is co-author of Windows To Heaven: Introducing Icons to Western Christians, with Elizabeth Zelensky. She writes music, poetry and has published fiction and children's book. She serves an editorial consultant, a contributor to the Jerusalem Post, Huffington Post and National Review Online and is an adjunct fellow at Hudson Institute. She lives in California and Jerusalem.

Raymond Ibrahim is a widely published author, public speaker, and Middle East and Islam expert. His books include Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians (2013) and The Al Qaeda Reader (2007). His writings, translations, and observations have appeared in a variety of publications, including Fox News, Financial Times, Jerusalem Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Times Syndicate, United Press International, USA Today, Washington Post, Washington Times, and Weekly Standard; scholarly journals, including the Almanac of Islamism, Chronicle of Higher Education, Jane’s Islamic Affairs Analyst, Middle East Quarterly, and Middle East Review of International Affairs; and popular websites, such as American Thinker, the Blaze, Bloomberg, Christian Post, FrontPage Magazine, Gatestone Institute, the Inquisitr, Jihad Watch, NewsMax, National Review Online, PJ Media, VDH’s Private Papers, and World Magazine. He has contributed chapters to several anthologies and been translated into various languages.

The Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson is the founder and president of two dynamic organizations: BOND (Brotherhood Organization Of A New Destiny), a national 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to "Rebuilding the Family by Rebuilding the Man," and BOND Action, a 501(c) (4) organization whose purpose is to educate, motivate and rally Americans – especially black Americans – to greater involvement in the moral, cultural and political issues that threaten our great country. In 2011, Jesse founded The South Central L.A. Tea Party. He's a media commentator and also hosts "The Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show" M-F, 6-9 a.m. Pacific, 9-Noon Eastern, and is the author of "SCAM: How the Black Leadership Exploits Black America." For more information, visit or

British born Baroness Caroline Cox was created a Peer of the Realm in 1982 at the recommendation of then prime minister Margaret Thatcher. During her parliamentary career she has been involved in innumerable charitable activities and has been a vocal supporter of Israel and human rights. In 2003 she founded the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART), which works to provide lasting change through aid and advocacy for those suffering oppression and persecution, but who are largely neglected by the international media. Lady Cox travels regularly to HART-funded aid and advocacy programs in Nagorno Karabagh, East and West Burma, East Timor, India, Nigeria, southern Sudan and northern Uganda.

Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein is the Director of Interfaith Affairs for the Simon Wiesenthal Center, and holds the Sydney M Irmas Adjunct Chair in Jewish Law and Ethics at Loyola Law School. He is the Founding Editor of the Orthodox Jewish blog Cross-Currents, and a contributor to many periodicals, as well as the several books on traditional Jewish thought.


This event is kindly sponsored by the Luxe Bel Air Hotel.
Forum Co-sponsors: Simi Valley Christian Church, Open Doors, Christian Freedom International, HART( Humanitarian Aid Relief Team), One Heart for Israel, Shepherd Church Westside Campus, Voice of the Martyrs, Simon Wiesenthal Center,  BOND Action

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