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Announcing The 2017 World Watch List

January 11, 2017 by Janelle P in
Announcing the 2017 World Watch List

The 2017 World Watch List is here, shedding light on the persecution of Christians around the world. This in-depth resource includes information on the 50 countries where Christians experience the worst persecution.

What Is The World Watch List?

The World Watch List is an annual report on the global persecution of Christians, published in the form of a list ranking the top 50 countries where Christians are persecuted for their faith. Released at the beginning of each year, the list uses data from Open Doors field workers and external experts on Christian persecution to quantify and analyze persecution worldwide.

How Are The Countries Ranked?

Countries are ranked by the severity of persecution Christians experience in each. This is calculated by analyzing the level of violent persecution, plus the pressure experienced in 5 spheres of life (private, family, community, national and church). The rankings and report are audited by the International Institute for Religious Freedom.

What Is Open Doors?

For over 60 years, Open Doors has worked in the world’s most oppressive countries, empowering Christians who are persecuted for their beliefs. Through on-the-ground ministry, Open Doors equips persecuted Christians in more than 60 countries through programs like Bible & Gospel Development, Women & Children Advancement and Christian Community Restoration.

How Can I Learn More?

First, download the 2017 World Watch List Report below.

Then, dive into the full list.

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