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Indonesia

Ranked as the #47 country where Christians face the most persecution 

QUICK FACTS

Leader: President Joko Widodo
Government: Republic

Population: 255.7 million (36 million Christians)
Main Religion: Islam

Persecution Level: Sparse
Source of persecution: Islamic extremism

OVERVIEW OF INDONESIA

IndonesiaThe 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.

PRAYER POINTS

  • For Christian workers who minister in Muslim areas
  • That Christian church members will reach out to all and care for new believers
  • That the closing of churches will end, as well as the attacks on places of worship

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