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Libya

Violence and deliberate targeting of Christians is growing at an alarming rate
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About Libya

  • Leader:Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani
  • Government:Transitional
  • Population:6.68 million (180,000 Christians)
  • Main Religion:Islam
  • Persecution Level:Severe
  • Source of Persecution:Islamic extremism

Libya is still trying to recover from the popular revolution and fierce civil war, which lasted from February to October 2011, against Colonel Muammar Gadhafi who had ruled for over 40 years. Now the influence of Islamic State is growing in the country. In addition to Libya’s ongoing security challenges related to the demobilization, disarmament and reintegration of local militias throughout the country, it also faces increasingly complex difficulties related to the smuggling of people and weapons into and out of its territory.

Recent News from Libya

Mar 18 2016

Alarming growth of violence and targeting of Christians in Libya

Found in Prayer

With 8 Christians killed in one week and one murder attempt on another Egyptian Christian, the violence against Christians is growing at an alarming rate.

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Mar 4 2016

Pray for Pastors in Libya

Found in Prayer

Sometimes prayer comes just at the right moment. A few days ago, we informed a pastor in Libya about the worldwide prayer occurring for him and his congregation.

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Prayer Points for Libya

  • Pray that God would disrupt the plans of the Islamic State to show them His sovereignty over all.
  • Pray for the growing MBB church in Libya, especially those who are isolated from other believers.
  • Pray that many would hear the gospel through Arabic satellite and web broadcasts in the country.

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