The Russian Orthodox Church and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association have announced a jointly-organized World Summit of Christian Leaders in Defense of Persecuted Christians to take place from October 28 to 30, 2016, in Moscow. The summit is planned to bring together about one thousand delegates from over one hundred and fifty countries.
The reason for holding such a large-scale event is the mass persecution of Christians in the Middle East, Africa and other regions of the world, unprecedented in modern history and ranking with the persecution of Christians in the first centuries and the mass repression by the atheistic authorities in the 20th century. Such large-scale evil deeds cannot be ignored by the Christian world.
The Russian Orthodox Church and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association seek to make the forthcoming summit a platform for a comprehensive discussion of the problem with the goal of changing the situation for the better.