Persecuted Christians

Another church lies desecrated, its sacred statues and writings ransacked and in ruins. Many of us take for granted that we can worship as we please. But in some parts of the world, freedom of religion is not a protected right. The ability to practice one’s faith and beliefs can come at a dangerous and demoralizing price. Martin Himel accompanies Majed El Shafie through Egypt, Iraq and Pakistan. Together they reveal some of the atrocities that Christians are facing in many Middle Eastern countries.

Moving personal stories are told of a group of families who have suffered greatly for their faith. They’ve escaped oppression in their home countries to rebuild their lives in Canada, while often leaving behind loved ones who continue to be in danger. Martin and associates also travel to the Middle East to get a firsthand look at where some of these devastating events have taken place and to meet with political officials about this ongoing situation.

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Martin Himel is a Television director, producer and senior correspondent. Through his two production companies – Elsash Productions Ltd. and Vigilance Productions Inc. he has produced major television series, ground-breaking documentaries and news coverage for major American, Canadian and European broadcasters…