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About Kuwait

  • Leader:Emir Sheikh Al-Sabah
  • Government:Constitutional Emirate
  • Population:3.4 million (420,000 Christians)
  • Main Religion:Islam
  • Persecution Level:Moderate
  • Source of Persecution:Islamic extremism/ Dictatorial paranoia
Kuwait is a tiny nation that has a strong economy based on oil. It is one of the richest countries in the Arab world. The country has 4,007,000 inhabitants, of whom more than half are immigrants. Kuwaiti society adheres to conservative Islam. Islam prescribes a wide range of rules for personal, family and community life. Kuwaitis find the idea that religion can be separated from social and political life quite incomprehensible. The constitutional provision regarding religious freedom is full of contradictions. On the one hand, it provides for religious freedom, and on the other hand it includes a very restrictive condition stating that the practice of freedom of religion should not violate established customs, public policy or public morals. The government has been using the traditional conservative tribal society of the country to eliminate the liberal and leftist groups and has so far been very successful. In the process, religious minorities, including Christians, have been severely affected.

Recent News from Kuwait

Oct 21 2016

Will ISIS Infiltrate Kuwait Next?

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Jamal has seen an increasing Islamic fundamentalist influence on his country in the last few years especially, much in part to the rise of the Islamic State group in neighboring Iraq and Syria.


Oct 6 2016

Upcoming Elections in Morocco Bring Hope For Believers

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Friday, October 7th, Moroccans will take to the polls. This is an important time, as it can change the way the Christian church in Morocco is viewed and treated.


Prayer Points for Kuwait

  • Pray for Christians who are barred from participation in community activities for their faith.
  • Pray that believers would be emboldened to share their faith wisely with those around them.
  • Pray for Muslim family members of Christians to see the love of Christ exemplified.

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