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Persecuted For The Gospel - World Watch List

Christian persecution

It may be surprising, but Christian persecution around the world is one of the biggest human rights issues of this era.

In just the last year*, there have been:

  • Over 260 million Christians living in places where they experience high levels of persecution
  • 2,983 Christians killed for their faith
  • 9,488 churches and other Christian buildings attacked.
  • 3,711 believers detained without trial, arrested, sentenced or imprisoned

These numbers are heart-breaking. And yet, they do not tell the whole story. James 1:2-4 says “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” That joy is what we see when we hear and work with Christians all over the world who suffer because of they serve Jesus. God cares for His people, and He will never leave or forsake them.

* 2020 World Watch List reporting period

We have dedicated this page for public awareness of some 200 million suffering believers and ask that you would join us in prayer on their behalf, and help us raise awareness of their plight, especially in the West where the mainstream media neglects to report their suffering. Countless Christians around the world are persecuted for their faith in Jesus Christ. Few seem to be aware of them, and fewer seem to care. T.T.U.F. stands with organizations such as The Voice of the Martyrs in support of our brothers and sisters in Christ who are persecuted for their involvement in spreading the gospel. We pray that you will become pro-active in prayer support and join us in raising awareness of and reaching out to the persecuted Church!

Top News Around The World:

Latest News:

Failed Democratic presidential candidate and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says his administration will provide free meals to Muslims celebrating Ramadan. Last month, the mayor threatened to permanently shutter churches and synagogues, just weeks ahead of Easter and Passover.

Kim Jong Un has presided over a country that has been ranked No. 1 on the World Watch List for almost 20 years. There is no more dangerous place to be a Christian—if believers are discovered, they risk imprisonment in one of North Korea’s notorious prison camps, or even execution.

So: What would it mean for North Korean Christians if Kim Jong Un is sick or dying? What would it mean for the North Korean government? And how can we pray for North Korea and for its secret, 300,000 believers?
NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Tribal animists in central India who demolished a pastor’s house and drove him and his family out of their village in March seriously injured him in an assault this month, he said.
The persecution of Christians for their faith around the world is getting worse during the global COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Open Doors USA, places around the world most vulnerable to the coronavirus also align with places where Christians are treated more harshly for their beliefs.
The Algerian church is the second-largest Christian community in Northern Africa, and it faces a type of government-sponsored persecution that is currently unparalleled in the region. 

Four Christians were killed last week in an attack by Muslim Fulani herdsmen in Kaduna state, Nigeria, Morningstar News reports. This attack is the latest in a string of murders committed by herdsmen targeting Christians: Nigeria ranks second after Pakistan on the Open Doors’ 2020 World Watch List for countries where Christians are killed for their faith.

VOM Launches Campaign for Korean Chinese Christian Kidnapped by North Korea
04/26/2020 North Korea (International Christian Concern) – An ethnic Korean Chinese Christian, Jang Moon Seok, who ministered to North Koreans in Changbai, China as a deacon alongside martyred Pastor Han Chung-Ryeol, spent his 2,000th day in a prison inside of North Korea while his coworkers mobilized a global letter writing campaign urging his release.
04/22/2020 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on April 21, 2020, Christian human rights activist Mary Fatima Mohammadi received a suspended prison sentence of three months by the Iranian government. The sentence included a directive ordering Mary to receive a flogging of 10 lashes.

04/07/2020 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has documented another instance of Pakistani Christians being turned away from an aid distribution because of their religious identity. This marks the third incident of discrimination documented by ICC since Pakistan has gone into lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

North Korea: The Dangers of Following Jesus Inside the ''Hermit Kingdom''

This short video provides a dramatic example of the challenges experienced by followers of Jesus in North Korea. Filmed on location at the Korean peninsula, this compelling film shares the true story of Pastor Han who was assassinated by North Korean agents in China because of his effective Gospel work among North Koreans. The story is conveyed through the eyes of one of Pastor Han’s many disciples, Sang-chul, a man who followed in his mentor’s footsteps by continuing to share the Gospel with North Koreans despite the danger.

Turkey: God’s Hostage, the imprisonment of Andrew Brunson

Andrew Brunson and his wife, Norine, were involved in starting churches, training believers, aiding refugees, and operating a house of prayer in Turkey for twenty-three years until being falsely accused of terrorism in October 2016. Following this, Andrew was held for two years in Turkish prisons. Cheryl Weber and Greg Musselman talk with Andrew about his arrest, time in prison and all he endured and his eventual release and his visit to the White House. Andrew Brunson has written a book about his experience in the Turkish prison called God’s Hostage.

Pakistan: Christians Forced to Live in Slums

Pakistan is country where Islam is the state religion. Desecration of the Quran is an offence that carries a life sentence. The blasphemy laws in force in Pakistan are often misused to target Christians. In 2012, Rimsha, a fourteen-year-old girl, was accused of burning a page of the Quran. Her arrest provoked protests worldwide. It turned out to be a false accusation, and Rimsha was released. She and her parents fled to Canada. Around 800 other Christians who lived in the same neighbourhood as Rimsha were threatened by militant Muslims and had to flee for their lives as well. Where are these people now, and how are they coping? VOM Canada partner SDOK went to Pakistan to find out.

Pakistan: Christians Forced to Live in Slums from The Voice of the Martyrs Canada on Vimeo.

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