And on the third day he rose from the dead to sit at the right hand of God, so say the scriptures of the Holy Bible. It is Easter and Christians around the world mark the holiest day on their calendar.

However this year Christians face persecution at a nearly unprecedented rate. In fact Christianity in 2016 became the most persecuted religion in the world with 1 in 12 facing some sort of serious or severe retribution for their faith.

On this Easter weekend let us pray for love and forgiveness, these are ideals we can all aspire to regardless our religion.