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07 December 2016

Scorsese film 'Silence' challenges Church on issues of persecution

Damaris Media has developed resources to help Christians engage with Martin Scorcese's new film, Silence.

Damaris said: "We're encouraging Christian groups to see the film together, and to use our reflection and discussion guide to engage more deeply with its themes.

"The first part of this guide invites personal reflection on faith in adversity, while the second half is a guide for prayer and action on behalf of today's global persecuted Church."

Alliance members Christian Solidarity Worldwide have provided the resources for thinking about the persecuted Church around the world.

You can find out more about the resources via the Damaris website and the official Discussion and Reflection Guide is available for downloading, or you can buy it online.

Damaris has produced a discussion and reflection guide for Christians to use alongside the film.

The film depicts two Jesuit priests in Japan in the early 17th century searching for their mentor during a period of intense religious persecution.

Liam Neeson plays mentor Father Ferreira while Andrew Garfield and Adam Drive play priests Father Rodrigues and Father Garrpe.