All over the world, persecution against Christians is rising, both in frequency and intensity.
Churches are attacked and Christian families are chased from their villages. Pastors are thrown into prison for evangelising and Christian businesses are forced to close.
In 2022, 1 in 7 Christians around the world face persecution and discrimination for their faith in Jesus. That’s around 360 million people – and it’s only getting worse.
But why are Christians persecuted for their faith in Jesus?
Though it differs in nature, from acts of violent persecution to unceasing pressure to deny Jesus, Christians experience varying experiences of persecution based on location, age, gender, ethnicity, culture, family, and many other factors. However, the common thread is that persecution exists where the gospel is being shared– whether it be a visible outworking, or a public profession of faith.