According to a report by Open Doors USA, there are approximately 260 million Christians facing high levels of persecution around the world. Many people are detained without trial, arrested and even murdered for simply practicing their faith.
This report is a sobering reminder of just how blessed we are to live in a free country like Canada where we all have the right to worship freely. But are Canadians’ religious freedoms at risk because of the coronavirus pandemic?
Mattea Merta says as governments in Canada enforce more lockdown measures on religious institutions, the government needs to be reminded they have a responsibility to protect our religious freedoms.