veröffentlicht am: 00:00 GMT Standard Time - Freitag 16 März 2012
Tagesgebet - Freitag 16 Mдrz 2012
“The Islamists didn’t go out with us on January 14th but then they took the revolution for themselves.” With these words a Tunisian demonstrator who took to the streets in early 2011 to call for a more secular, liberal state expressed her frustration and concern at the aftermath of the so-called “Arab Spring”. Despite the introduction of democracy in various North African countries, the growing influence and electoral success of Islamism threatens a worsening of conditions for the churches, which have already endured decades of discrimination and persecution under the old regimes. Pray for their protection, and that the process of political change will eventually bring them greater freedom and security.