Churches across Australia and the world are being urged to turn their lights red today as a way of remembering persecuted Christians.
According to Open Doors, one in nine Christians around the world are persecuted for their faith in Jesus.
In the past year, more than 260 million Christians experienced high levels of persecution and almost 3,000 Christians were killed for their faith.
Open Doors reported 9,488 churches and other Christian worship buildings had been attacked and another 3,711 believers were detained without trial, arrested, sentenced, or imprisoned.
Red Wednesday is a day to gather to draw attention to the plight of those who are persecuted and oppressed for their religious beliefs.
Cathedrals, churches, and public buildings around the world will light up in red to show solidarity with persecuted believers.
My Christian Daily reports, Red Wednesday is an initiative of Aid to the Church in Need, a charity dedicated to the support of suffering and persecuted Christians.
Christians are also encouraged to wear something red as a sign of remembrance, as well as praying for persecuted Christians on this day.