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WORLD WATCH LIST 2021

The top 50 countries where Christians face the most extreme persecution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The World Watch List  is accompanied by a detailed report on how the persecution is expressed and affected in these countries. Find out more and place yourself on the side of the persecuted Christians!

THE TOP 10 COUNTRIES

Click on each country below to view individual country profiles.

Same Faith. Different Persecution

Across the world, Christian Men and Women are persecuted differently for their faith.
You can see the global rankings of Pressure Points by gender in each country on the World Watch List.

Watch: World Watch List Top 5

Watch: World Watch List Risers

Watch: World Watch List New Entries

FACES OF PERSECUTION

Numbers have neither voice nor face. But it is the suffering men, women and children behind the numbers that the World Persecution Index is all about. That is why Open Doors presents the stories of individuals who are persecuted for their belief in Jesus Christ. They represent millions of other Christians and also give them a face.

Watch out as we share  more stories of persecution in the coming weeks.

The Olympic games offer no peace for Christians in these countries

And that’s what the Games are meant to do. They bring countries together on a world stage to compete peacefully—even countries that are enemies put aside their arguments for two weeks as their athletes compete.

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are trying to meet this vision, even if 2020 has become 2021. The vision is that the Games will allow us to broaden our understanding of other cultures—the customs, traditions and beauty of each country is on full display through the participating athletes.

But of course, there are realities that don’t go away during the games. Countries at war don’t necessarily have a cease-fire; human rights abuses don’t disappear; and for Christians in many of the countries participating in the games , religious persecution doesn’t end.

NOT ALONE.

NOT FORGOTTEN.

NOT EVER.

 

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