It is alarming news we hear now and then – the persecution of Christians. In 2013, there were some 2,100 Christians killed for faith-related reasons across the globe. The latest report found that anti-Christian persecution reached a new peak in 2015, with 7,100 people killed for faith-related reasons.
“The persecution of Christians is getting worse – in every region in which we work,” says Lisa Pearce, CEO of Open Doors UK and Ireland. About 4,000 Christians were killed in Nigeria, over 1,200 in the Central African and over 700 in Chad throughout 2015. In addition, over 2,400 churches were attacked or shut down for faith-related reasons, the Open Doors report said.
Please pray for our sisters and brothers in Christ who are facing persecution for their faith.
To learn more, see www.opendoorsusa.org.