Persecution of Christians
The Toronto Star had a good article on the persecution of Christians. Here’s a quick summary:
- The number of Christians killed for their faith each year is around 150,000.
- 200-300 million Christians daily face threats of murder, beating, imprisonment and torture. Another 350 to 400 million are discriminated against in areas such as jobs and housing.
- Christians are the largest single group in the world that are denied human rights on the basis of their faith.
- The 10 most repressive countries : North Korea, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Maldives, Afghanistan, Yemen, Mauritania, Laos and Uzbekistan.
So why aren’t Christians marching in the streets and demanding action the way Jews did on behalf of their Soviet brethren in the 1970s and ’80s?
“I kick myself [and] ask myself that all the time” (Paul Marshall, co-author of Their Blood Cries Out).
Read the entire article: Christianity arguably the most persecuted religion in the world
Pray for our brothers and sisters throughout the world who are persecuted for their faith in Jesus Christ (Hebrews 13:3). Remember to pray for Christians in North Korea, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Maldives, Afghanistan, Yemen, Mauritania, Laos and Uzbekistan.