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Yemen

Ranked as the #14 country where Christians face the most persecution 

QUICK FACTS

Leader: President Abd-Rabbuh Mansour Hadi
Government: Republic

Population: 25.5 million (a few thousand Christians)
Main Religion: Islam

Persecution Level: Severe
Source of persecution: Islamic extremism/tribal antagonism

OVERVIEW OF YEMEN

YemenThe Constitution declares that Islam is the state religion and Sharia Law is the source of all legislation. There is some religious freedom for foreigners, but proselytization is prohibited. Muslims are forbidden to convert to another religion. Yemenis who leave Islam may face the death penalty. Christian converts from Islam face persecution to such a degree that they need to live in secret. Missionary activities by expatriates have led to detentions and deportation.

PRAYER POINTS

  • Muslim Background Believers face immediate death if they do not convert back to Islam; pray for their safety and protection
  • For stability in a country deeply divided and torn by violence
  • That the few thousand Christians in the country might be embraced by other believers

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