PLEASE PRAY FOR YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST IN THESE AREAS. HELP THEM HOWEVER WE CAN!
One in every nine Christians in the world lives in an area,
or in a culture, in which Christianity is illegal, forbidden, or punished,
according to the latest report on global persecution by Open Doors USA. That’s
a 14 percent increase over the previous year.
For the past 27 years, the organization has published the
Open Doors World Watch List, a global indicator of countries where human and religious
rights are being violated, and those countries most vulnerable to societal
unrest and destabilization.
During the World Watch List 2019 reporting period, in the
top 50 countries, a total of 1,266 churches or Christian buildings were
attacked; 2,635 Christians were detained without trial, arrested, sentenced and
imprisoned; and 4,136 Christians were killed for faith-related reasons. On
average, that’s 11 Christians killed every day for their faith.
Countries are ranked by the severity of persecution of
Christians, calculated by analyzing the level…
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