The Top 50 Countries Where It’s Most Dangerous to Follow Jesus

Most Christians in the West understand that brothers and sisters around the world are persecuted for their faith. But often, it can be difficult to understand what reality is like on the ground for these oppressed Christians. What kinds of challenges do they face? What is day-to-day life like? And how can Christians in the United States stand with believers around the world in prayer and support?

Each year, the World Watch List provides a searing glimpse into the 50 places around the world where it costs the most to be a Christian. In some countries, familial and social pressure make it terribly difficult to follow Jesus, while in other places, faith in Christ is threatened by daily risk of violence and physical oppression.

The full, in-depth report is available to download above—you’ll see each country’s persecution profile, along with a glimpse at the context in which these persecuted believers live. And most importantly, you’ll see a list of prayer requests that will help you stand with Christians worldwide.

1 Corinthians 12:26 says “If one part [of the Body of Christ] suffers, every part suffers with it.”  We invite you to explore the 2018 World Watch List and learn how the Body of Christ is hurting—and invite you to stand with God’s one, global Family.

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