is not to be found in the arguments (bickering, perhaps?) of online groups in the US during election season. It is rather to be found in the fact that Westerners simply overlook violence done to Christians outside that context. John Allen suggests that we in the West have a particular set of blinders, partly born of the sense that Christianity is always┬ánecessarily the oppressor. Maybe it’s time for a different narrative, on behalf of those who are directly killed for their belief in Christ….

Edit to add: If you want a very thumbnail read-only version of some of his points, try this piece at the National Catholic Reporter…