ACN Break the Silence

Break the Silence is a podcast series by Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) (UK), featuring discussions about faith, Christian persecution, religious freedom and advocacy. ACN is a Catholic charity supporting the suffering Church throughout the world and raising awareness of Christian persecution.

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5 days ago

Dr John Newton, ACN (UK) Communications & Research Manager recently returned from a trip to rural India where he witnessed both the joys and difficulties experienced by the local Church. He sits down with John Pontifex, ACN (UK) Head of Press & Public Affairs to discuss the challenges facing Christians in India and what the charity is doing to help. 

Thursday Jun 20, 2024

Margaret Attah is a survivor of the 2022 Pentecost Sunday church massacre in Owo, Nigeria, and the recipient of ACN (UK)'s first 'Courage to be Christian' award. On the second anniversary of the attack, Margaret discussed her experience of surviving the atrocity, the ongoing lack of justice and what faith means to her and her community. 

Friday Jun 07, 2024

A decade after Daesh (ISIS) invaded Mosul, Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Warda discusses his memories of the tragic events, highlighting the importance of keeping "the flame of the Christian faith shining” in Iraq’s historic Christian heartland.

Thursday May 23, 2024

Fr Mark Odion, MSP Regional Superior in the UK and ACN's John Pontifex discuss the challenges facing the Church in Nigeria and what ACN is doing to help.

Thursday May 02, 2024

Archbishop Sebastian Francis Shaw of Lahore and ACN (UK) Head of Press & Public Affairs John Pontifex discuss the situation for Christians in Pakistan, the 2023 Jaranwala atrocities, the martyrdom of Akash Bashir and other moving topics.

Tuesday Apr 09, 2024

Lord Alton of Liverpool, a House of Lords crossbencher, tells Daniel Beurthe, Parliamentary and Public Affairs Officer at ACN (UK), about his remarkable career advocating for freedom of religion and belief in the political arena. 

Tuesday Apr 09, 2024

Ribqa Nevash, an advocate for Christians in Pakistan, sits down with Amy Balog, Press Officer at ACN (UK), to discuss the situation of Christian women and girls in the South Asian country. 

Tuesday Apr 09, 2024

ACN (UK) National Director Caroline Hull and Head of Press & Public Affairs John Pontifex recently visited Liberia. They give a moving account of what life is like for Christians in one of the poorest countries in the world and what ACN is doing to help. 

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