|Sources of Persecution||Islamic Oppression|
|Leader||President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh|
Djibouti: Power At Any Cost.
Islam is the state religion and is deeply rooted in society. Djibouti’s dictatorship wants to remain in power, at any cost. Christians are viewed as a threat to them, and are therefore persecuted. Djibouti is also surrounded by other volatile, highly persecuted countries like Eritrea, Somalia and Yemen.
The government seeks to control all aspects of society by stifling freedom of religion and freedom of expression. Anyone who speaks out against what is going on in the country, is harassed by those in power.
Those who leave Islam to follow are placed under the most pressure. Even just rumours of their possible conversion, could lead the loss of their inheritance. New believers are closely monitored by their families, people from the mosque, and other community members.
Your help is making a difference for persecuted Christians in Djibouti by:
Pray for Islamic leaders inciting hate. Pray that they will be changed by the love of Christians around them and the love of God.
Pray for the Lord to provide for Christians who have lost their jobs and are denied access community resources because of their faith.
Pray for persecuted Christians to experience joy and strength in the midst of suffering for Jesus.