Source of persecution: Islamic extremism
The government is led by an Islamic party and Islamic organisations have a growing influence. The Moroccan church is not always recognised by the authorities, but the expat church is, although restrictions apply to them and to the small traditional Catholic communities. The constitution provides some freedom of religion but there are practical restrictions in exercising this freedom. The Arab Spring forced the King to make political concessions, with a greater commitment to respect civil rights.
- For Moroccan Muslims who convert; they are treated as criminals by the police and face rejection from friends and family
- Thank God for the hope that the Arab Spring has brought to Christian youth who are encouraged to press for more freedom
- For discipleship training and women’s training programs organised by Open Doors.