Episode 2: Is Christian persecution worse because of COVID-19?

October 21, 2020 by Ryan Hamm in Podcast

In this month’s episode, we hear from Christians from South and Southeast Asia, who describe what persecuted Christians are going through in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. They told us distressing stories of Christians being denied government aid—just because they follow Jesus.

We’re also joined by David Curry, president and CEO of Open Doors USA, to hear about what Open Doors is doing to help persecuted believers during the pandemic.

Editor’s note: In this episode, you’ll hear the term “MBB”, which refers to “Muslim-background believer”—basically a Christian who converted from Islam. Additionally, Julia mentions the lack of confirmed cases in North Korea. Since the recording date, North Korea has, in fact, confirmed its first official case, though a single case is almost certainly a dramatic undercount.

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