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Religious Freedom & Persecution


The following passages in the Bible were referenced in some way in the prayer for this topic.

Heb. 7:25; Ps. 91:1-4; Ps. 32:7; Ps. 27:1; I Pet. 3:14; Phil. 4:6-7; Is. 6:1-3

Statistics

  • “There are more than 65 countries where Christians are persecuted.”

    — “FAQ.” worldwatchlist.us. 2014. Web. 03 Mar. 2014.

  • “An average of 159,960 Christians worldwide are martyred for their faith per year.

    — Fairchild, Mary. “Christianity Today – General Statistics and Facts of Christianity.” Christianity.about.com. 2012. Web. 21 Mar. 2012.

Comments

On Oct 29th 2014 Karen Carlson wrote:


A helpful book to read to help us understand true persecution: Ripkin, Nik. The Insanity of God. B&H Publishing Group: Nashville. Tenn. 2013.

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Ministries And Organizations Who Are Making a Difference

I am not personally involved in all the ministries and organizations listed below. I am merely listing known possibilities within a limited framework of credentials. Please do your own research.

Amnesty International

"a global movement of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in over 150 countries and territories who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights"

International Christian Concern

"A human rights organization promoting religious freedom and assisting international Christians who are victims of persecution and discrimination."

Open Doors

"The world's largest outreach to persecuted Christians in the most high-risk places."

The Voice of the Martyrs

"...an international, inter-denominational mission committed to serving persecuted Christians around the world by providing Bibles, Christian literature, ministry equipment, medical aid, practical assistance and advocacy.