It was on this date six years ago that Islamists beheaded 21 Coptic Christians along the beach in Libya.
I have been thinking about this all day and remembering the video footage that is seared in my memory.
What difference is it making?
What does the martyrdom of these Copts have to do with us today?
To this question, I found an extraordinary piece published today by Lord David Alton.
In it, he connects the plight of the 21 with the current genocide against Uyghurs in Xinjiang.
“There is the obvious link of suffering, the obvious link of persecution – both of which I will come to – but my starting point is a different one, it is the importance of solidarity: of standing in solidarity and common humanity with those who are persecuted,” he begins.
My entire purpose for this post is really to direct you to his. I encourage you to read and share it: