Leader: President Joko Widodo
Population: 255.7 million (36 million Christians)
Main Religion: Islam
Persecution Level: Sparse
Source of persecution: Islamic extremism
The situation Christians find themselves in is diverse. There is much hope related to the newly elected president and his public statements concerning religious minorities. But radical Islamic groups continue to act violently when it comes to minorities, especially Christians. The groups put Christians, in certain parts of the country, under enormous pressure. Muslim Background Believers are especially targeted. Last year, more than 30 churches of various denominations were forced to close and/or were attacked.