Tomorrow is the Canadian International Day of Prayer for the persecuted church. Yesterday's National Post had a very disturbing story about the persecution of Christians in North Korea. (Side note: I am impressed that the NP published this article.)
North Korea Crushing Churches
Christians executed in front of schoolchildren
Peter Goodspeed - National Post - Friday, November 18, 2005
A U.S government report says North Korea is raising religious persecution to the same heights as ancient Rome.
While the Romans threw Christians to the lions for sport, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom says North Korea's leaders settle for snap trials followed by firing squads or simply crushing the heads of underground church leaders under a steamroller.