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What Is Persecution?

Persecution is any form of hostility experienced as a result of following Jesus. This can look different for the hundreds of millions of believers who face persecution every day.

For some, it is a denial of basic needs like clean water, food and healthcare, because of their faith in Jesus. Or rejection from their non-Christian family and community. For others, Christian persecution is acts of physical violence, imprisonment, or even death.

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The children of the persecuted church live with the threat of kidnapping, attacks, and daily discrimination.

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What Does Persecution Look Like?

Stories Of The Persecuted Church

Read the latest stories to discover what persecution looks like for Christians in the most dangerous places.



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