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Colombia

Ranked as the #35 country where Christians face the most persecution 

QUICK FACTS

Leader: President Juan Manuel Santos
Government: Republic

Population: 49.5 million (44.6 million Christians)
Main Religion: Christianity (Roman Catholicism)

Persecution Level: Moderate
Source of persecution: Organized corruption/Tribal antagonism

OVERVIEW OF COLOMBIA

ColombiaAll traditions of Christianity can become victims of organized corruption by criminal groups, though it affects mostly the more outspoken Christians who play prominent roles in social or public life, or hold leadership positions, both at community and national levels. Because they are seen as a threat to the preservation of the indigenous culture and traditions, the rural Christian indigenous population of a number of autonomous territories in Colombia experience hostilities. Numerous Christians have been displaced from their lands, violence targeting Christian women is on the increase and church sermons are monitored.

PRAYER POINTS

  • For widows from an area in Colombia who are beginning a new trauma recovery project with Open Doors, as many are in great pain from the loss of their husbands
  • That the criminal group members who target Christians will be arrested and their violence curtailed
  • For those displaced from their lands- that they will find temporary shelter until they can return safely to their lands

RESOURCES ON COLOMBIA

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