Christians remain one of the most persecuted religious groups in the world. Many countries are escalating persecution against believers. Every day we receive new reports of Christ’s followers who face harassment, threats, injustice, imprisonment, torture, and even loss of family or life because of their faith in Jesus.
The world’s news headlines scream, “Christians Killed in Village Attack—”No One Was Spared,” “Believers Fight for Survival in Regional Violence,” “Government-sponsored Destruction of Churches Continues to Spread,” “Severe Religious Restrictions Casts A Shadow Over 75% of the World’s Population,” and more.
Each day brings new accounts of discrimination, excessive and unfair fines, denial of humanitarian aid, expulsion from homes, property seizures, and entire Christian towns being destroyed by extremists or terrorist-led mobs. Sadly, such persecution is often tolerated, sanctioned, or even encouraged by government officials.
Even during the coronavirus pandemic, many Christians are being denied aid because of their faith!
Persecution continues to reach historic levels, including more than 245 million Christians in the world facing severe persecution for their Christian faith. That’s one in nine Christians worldwide!