Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. 


Matthew 5:10-12 NIV



    Each Month:







    345 Christians are killed for faith related reasons


    105 churches and Christian building are burned or attacked


    219 Christians are detained without trial, arrested, sentenced and imprisoned


    ~from Open Doors

    Christian persecution is...

    Christian persecution is any hostility experienced from the world as a result of one's identification as a Christian. From verbal harassment to hostile feelings, attitudes and actions, Christians in areas with severe religious restrictions pay a heavy price for their faith. Beatings, physical torture, confinement, isolation, rape, severe punishment, slavery, discrimination in education and employment, and even death are just a few examples of the persecution they experience on a daily basis.


    According to The Pew Research Center, over 75% of the world's population lives in areas with severe religious restrictions (and many of these people are Christians). Also, according to the United States Department of State, Christians in more than 60 countries face persecution from their governments or surrounding neighbors simply because of their belief in Jesus Christ.   


    From Open Doors





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