God of All Nations, we pray that you will send your healing balm to those who have been the victims of religion-related violence, mob prejudice, harassment over attire, or other religion-related abuse.
REPORT: Pew Research reports that hostility and violence surrounding religion is at a six-year high and is a serious global issue. A third of the 198 countries and territories in the study had high religious hostilities in 2012. The sharpest increase was in the Middle East and North Africa. There also was a significant increase in religious hostilities in the Asia-Pacific region, where China edged into the "high" category for the first time. (pewforum.org)