What does persecution
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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.

Blessed are the Persecuted 

Persecution in the Bible 

Jesus promises his followers that they will be persecuted, just as he himself was persecuted. While we are not called to avoid persecution, we are, however, called to support those who suffer for their faith, as the global body of Christ, as if we were caring for Christ himself. 

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World Watch
List 2024

The World Watch List is finally here. Based on extensive research and collaboration, this is the world’s foremost authority on Christian persecution.

Discover what following Jesus is like around the world, and see how you can pray with persecuted Christians.

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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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