The Red Wednesday campaign: UST in solidarity with persecuted Christians worldwide

The Office of the Vice-Rector for Religious Affairs, the UST Simbahayan Community Development Office, the Center for Campus Ministry and the
Institute of Religion along with the UST Sociological Society, The Bosconian Thomasian Youth Movement, Marian Evangelization Community and TomasinoWeb, led the activities of the Red Wednesday Campaign on November 22, 2017 held at the UST Grounds.

Through the initiative of Aid to the Church in Need Philippines (ACN), Red Wednesday aimed to create awareness among Filipino Christians about the severity of Christian persecution. Red is the color of martyrdom in the Christian faith, and the Red Wednesday campaign was a way to shine a light on religious persecution and honor all Christians who suffered and died for Christ.

In support of the campaign, UST organized several activities. An advocacy forum and photo exhibit were held at the Central Laboratory Auditorium from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. while a Eucharistic celebration and candle-lighting ceremony was held at the Santisimo Rosario Parish from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Simultaneously after the praying of the Angelus, the UST Main Building, the Benavides Garden, the Carillion Bells and the Buenaventura G. Paredes, OP Building were lit with red light as the University’s way of expressing
solidarity with persecuted Christians all-over the world who shed their blood to defend their faith.

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