What’s Life Like For Christians?
Christians from Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, or tribal backgrounds experience the most severe persecution. Such believers can encounter restrictions, discrimination, and even attacks. Gatherings with other Christians are often done in secret.
Protestant churches that engage in outreach among Muslim communities can also face persecution. Church leaders in particular are at risk of arrest. The arrest of church leaders can destabilise Christian communities and make them feel afraid to gather for worship.
Christian women and girls are highly vulnerable to persecution — particularly converts, who are deemed to have ‘betrayed’ their culture and religion. This persecution can include harassment, sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, forced marriage or divorce, house arrest, and abduction.