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Each January, Open Doors, an organization committed to serving persecuted Christians worldwide, releases their World Watch List. This list documents the 50 countries where it is most dangerous to be a Christian. It highlights global trends in religious persecution and provides unique insights into the global persecuted church. In many ways, Open Doors 2021 report resembles those of previous years. North Korea is still at the top of the list, followed by Afghanistan. As in previous years, the list is dominated by either communist governments or overwhelmingly Islamic countries. Christian persecution in these countries may take the form of discrimination, restrictions on religious practice, imprisonment, violence, or killings. The persecution may come at the hands of the state or at the hands of private actors with the state looking the other way.
However, the 2021 World Watch List does differ from those in previous years in a very important way. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the ugliness of Christian persecution in a new way. For example, in India, COVID-19 food relief has been used by some radical Hindu government officials to pressure Indian Christians to renounce their faith. In some regions of India, Christians are last in line to receive aid, including food. As a result, some Christians there are being forced to travel long distances in order to receive help. Some are forced to hide their Christian identity. Similar reports are emerging from other countries around the world, including Myanmar, Nepal, Vietnam, Malaysia, Yemen, and Sudan.
In some parts of Pakistan, the combination of COVID-19 and anti-Christian discrimination has wiped out Christian-owned businesses. Christians already struggling to make ends meet have found their Muslim neighbors using the corona virus as a pretext to shut them down altogether. In the Kaduna State of Nigeria, Christians who were already facing genocidal violence at the hands of Islamists and Fulani herdsmen are, according to Open Doors, receiving only one-sixth of the rations allocated to Muslim families. In addition to the health and economic pressures, authoritarian governments around the world have used COVID-19 to consolidate power and further restrict religious activities they deem to be a threat to their authority.
Open Doors is right in warning us about how COVID opportunism are threatening religious freedom. This knowledge is important so that we can be on the alert and pray more accurately and effectively. We need to pray earnestly for the persecuted Christians around the world. The Bible says, “Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.” (Heb. 13:3).
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THE YEAR OF ADVANCEMENT
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Seed Faith Sunday – March 21
Visitors’ Sunday – March 28
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