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Bahrain

RegionMiddle East
Sources of PersecutionIslamic Oppression
Population1,419,000
Christian Population188,000
ReligionsIslam
GovernmentConstitutional Monarchy
LeaderKing - Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
Score57/100

Bahrain

Bahrain: Christians Considered ‘Not Free’.
Bahrain is a Muslim majority country. There are only 19 registered churches. They cannot advertise their services in Arabic and must share a building with many other churches. It is illegal to share the gospel with a Muslim. The rise of Islamic extremism is only expected to make life harder for Christians in the future. 

The Daily Grind.
Religious freedom isn’t allowed to affect local customs and traditions. Migrant workers from Asia or Africa who have become a Christian, live very hard lives. Those who convert from Islam are forced to worship in secret underground churches. They experience regular pressure from their families to deny their faith in Jesus.

In places where Sharia (Islamic) law governs personal and property matters, Christians suffer. A Muslim woman cannot marry a Christian man. Their marriage won’t be recognised. Even though there are no laws against it, significant restrictions also make raising a child hard for Christians. 

Pray for Bahrain

Pray for those in leadership to grant religious freedom, not just in theory but in practice. 

Pray for those who’ve been rejected by their families for their faith. Pray that they will find a bigger family in God.

Pray for Christians to have the courage and boldness to reach out to Muslims.

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