WORLD WATCH LIST

Morocco

#29

The pressure on Christians makes it difficult to sustain any form of fellowship.

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“No matter what happens in my life, I can’t leave Jesus. Jesus is like oxygen. Because without oxygen, you cannot breathe. If Jesus were not in my life, I wouldn’t be here today."

– Islèm, a convert in North Africa

Country
Profile

Region
North Africa
Sources of persecution
Islamic Oppression
Population
37,773,000
Christian population
31,300
Religions
Islam
Leader
King Mohammed VI
Score
69

What’s Life Like For Christians?

In North Africa, it’s a criminal offence to convert a Muslim. If Christians talk to others about their faith, they risk arrest and prosecution. Christians may be arrested and fined for having a Bible in their possession, or for discussing Christian faith with a Muslim.

Christians become targets for government interrogation, beatings, or imprisonment. Many Christians are discriminated against in their job searches, and finding employment becomes almost impossible.

What Has Changed This Year

Violence against Christians in Morocco increased in the past year, mainly because a higher number of church buildings, including house churches, were attacked. With Islamic extremists operating in the region, Christians face the threat of violent attacks on the grounds of their faith. Even online, Christians risk cyber harassment for their faith and self-expression. 

PRAY FOR MOROCCO

– For Christians to have the freedom to gather.

– For employment for those converts whose faith is known.

– For deepening of faith for Christians across North Africa.

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