Source of persecution: Islamic extremism
Since Islam became the state religion in 2009, converts from Islam can be prosecuted in court. Nevertheless, new Muslim-background believers have withstood a lot of pressure and gained some acceptance in parts of society. In Gran Comoros, where believers have to worship in secret, in many cases their relatives have accepted their new faith. Most believers are men and, in a matriarchal society - where the groom moves in with the bride’s family - demands on Christian husbands are very high.
- For relationships to improve between congregations in Comoros and Malagasy
- Thank God for a steady growth in the number of believers: pray for the spouses of Christians to come to know Him
- Open Doors provides support and training to Christians in Comoros. Pray for good relationships to be built.