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United Arab Emirates

Ranked as the #49 country where Christians face the most persecution 

QUICK FACTS

Leader: President Sheikh Khalifa
Government: Federation

Population: 9.5 million (400,000 Christians)
Main Religion: Islam

Persecution Level: Sparse
Source of persecution: Islamic extremism

OVERVIEW OF UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

United Arab EmiratesIslam dominates private and public life, as well as the political discourse of the country. Consequently, all citizens are defined as Muslims. The law does not recognize conversion from Islam to Christianity, and the legal punishment is death. The government does not allow any formal or informal education that includes religious teachings other than Islam. Evangelism is prohibited, but non-Muslim groups can worship freely in designated buildings or private homes.

PRAYER POINTS

  • For Muslim Background Believers who are under severe pressure from relatives and society due to the Islamic government, law and culture
  • That Christians who worship in private homes will encourage each other and grow in the Lord
  • Praise God for the faithful and devoted Christians who serve Him, despite harsh persecution

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