Persecution Of Christians Rising In At Least 18 Countries

Southern Baptist Convention

At a glance

  • The 18 countries were mainly in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. They include China, Afghanistan, Turkey, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Mali, Nigeria, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Pakistan, Myanmar, Russia, North Korea, Vietnam, India, and Qatar.
  • The results are from 2020-2022 and are compared with data from 2017-2019.
  • “Religious nationalism and authoritarianism intensified problems for the faithful – including the Taliban’s return to power in Afghanistan, which prompted Christians and other minorities to attempt a desperate scramble to escape,” the report stated, explaining some factors behind the rise.

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