Tuesday, May 7, 2013

And the winner of "The most difficult place on earth to be a Christian" is...

Open Doors released their list of top-Christian persecuted places to live on earth.

North Korea Deemed 'Worst Persecutor' of Christians by Open Doors World Watch List 2013
"North Korea has been deemed the "worst persecutor" of Christians by Open Doors USA, in its 2013 World Watch List - a report into global persecution. The country has held the top spot in the persecution list for the past 11 years now, and has been widely condemned for its human rights abuses and infringements on religious freedom. "For the eleventh year running, this is the most difficult place on earth to be a Christian," the report stated. "One of the remaining Communist states, it is vehemently opposed to religion of any kind. Christians are classified as hostile and face arrest, detention, torture, even public execution."

The following list, with North Korea at #1, are places in the world where Christian experience "extreme persecution." It is the 2013 list which means it is data gathered from 2012 and released in April 2013.

North Korea
Saudi Arabia
Afghanistan
Iraq
Somalia
Maldives
Mali
Iran
Yemen
Eritrea
Syria

This next bunch are in order of those countries which perpetrate "severe persecution" of Christians,

Sudan
Nigeria
Pakistan
Ethiopia
Uzbekistan
Libya
Laos
Turkmenistan
Qatar
Vietnam
Oman
Mauritania

You can read the entire watch list here. Please pray for our brethren in the line of fire, and for those who are firing on them.

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