Discover the top 50 countries where it's most difficult and dangerous to follow Jesus.
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For more than 60 years, Open Doors USA has worked in the world’s most oppressive and restrictive countries for Christians. Open Doors works to equip and encourage Christians living in dangerous circumstances with the threat of persecution and equips the Western church to advocate for the persecuted. Christians are one of the most persecuted religious groups in the world and are oppressed in at least 60 countries.
'We're Indian, too': How religious minorities are oppressed in India
In an age where a violent stream of Hindu nationalism seems to operate with impunity in India, here’s what the reality looks like for Muslims, Christians and other minority faith groups. The rise of violent incidents in India since the 1990s indicates that religious minorities have not enjoyed the rights afforded to them by the their own constitution.
North Korea exposed
Personal, intellectual and religious freedoms in North Korea are almost non-existent. Controlled by a totalitarian leader and isolated from the world, the 25 million people who live in North Korea are unable to exercise basic human rights. And the atrocities that occur within the country’s prison and hard labor camps rival those of Nazi Germany, Stalin’s USSR and the era of the Khmer Rouge.
Hope for the Middle East
On behalf of our Christian family in the Middle East, we’re calling on millions of believers around the world to come alongside their brothers and sisters in places like Iraq and Syria through passionate prayer. Our request? We’re asking God to restore entire Christian communities, homes, schools, churches and ministry centers—in the wake of ISIS—and to bring back hope.
The 2019 World Watch List
See the top 50 countries on the 2019 World Watch List, the annual ranking of the top 50 countries where it’s most dangerous to be a Christian. Download the report, individual country reports and research why each country made the list.