STAND UP FOR FAITH AND FREEDOMon Wednesday 28 November 2018

This autumn we are asking you to stand in solidarity with persecuted Christians and all who suffer for their peacefully held beliefs. We will be illuminating numerous prominent Cathedrals and churches around Ireland, including:

Knock Basilica, Armagh, Derry and Sligo Cathedrals, St. Mary’s Pope’s Quay, Cork, Thurles Cathedral, Tipperary, Balintubber Abbey, Co. Mayo, as well as various other smaller churches around Ireland.

Red Wednesday will be held on Wednesday 28th November 2018.

Red is the Christian colour of martyrdom. Christians are the most persecuted faith group in today’s world and #RedWednesday will honour all Christians who suffer and die for their faithfulness to Christ’s message of peace and love.

#RedWednesday will shine a light on Christian persecution but also highlight the injustices perpetrated against other faith groups.

Simply because of their religious beliefs, people in many parts of the world suffer:

  • Name-calling
  • Harrassment
  • Denial of jobs
  • Homelessness
  • Physical abuse
  • Kidnap
  • False imprisonment
  • Torture
  • Murder

Our campaign calls for respect and tolerance for people of faith and between different faith traditions.

This is important because the rights of people of faith are largely ignored in a society whose secular focus knows little about religion and cares even less.

You, your parish, school, group or community can change that.

By wearing red, lighting buildings or landmarks red (with permission and if they are already floodlit) and holding peaceful prayer events, Ireland and the world will take notice. Your voice on behalf of the voiceless will be heard – people power!


LED Floodlights will accept a Red High Temperature Lighting Gel, available from theatrical and lighting suppliers. You can find a range of suppliers online by searching for ‘high temperature lighting gel for LED floodlights’. Make sure you select a deep red, otherwise your building could display as pink.

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