There are a number of issues important to the United States, and what happens here can affect other parts of the world. That said, as Christians, we need to remember those in the rest of the world who suffer persecution now. I sometimes get upset when I hear talk of a future great tribulation, because it too often is voiced from a comfortable America-centric perspective that ignores the great tribulation that a large part of our Christian brothers and sisters are experiencing at this moment. Sure, we need to be vigilant about our freedoms here, but we also have to leverage the power and resources we have to help our brothers and sisters in other parts of the world. Below is a list of some websites to learn more about the Persecuted Church and religious persecution worldwide.