Raising Attention to Christians Executed by ISIS

“Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. (Matthew 10:28)

Worshipers in American churches are beginning to wear orange — either in their Sunday best or on ribbons — to raise attention to the Christians executed at the hands of ISIS.

Orange represents the jump suits worn by captives of the terrorist group, including some 20 Egyptian Copts who were beheaded last month in Libya. Says Lydia O’Leary of the group, Ribbons for Rescue, “We call on people to wear orange daily.” It says “we’re standing with you on this — you’re not alone.”

The campaign follows remarks by Pope Francis who called attention to the modern-day persecution of Christians around the world.

Writer Rey Flores who declared ‘Orange is the New Color of Martyrdom’ in an article for The Wanderer  says the project helps the issue of the persecution of Christians stand out from a steady stream of violence in media.

When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they had borne. They cried out with a loud voice, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” (Revelation 6:9-10)