What’s Life Like For Christians?
In Bangladesh, converts to Christianity face the most severe restrictions, discrimination and attacks. Individual communities may be Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist or animist, but converts to Christianity face difficulties in any of these places. Religious beliefs are tied to the identity of the community, so turning from the dominant faith to follow Jesus can result in accusations of betrayal.
Bangladeshi converts often gather in small house churches due to the risk of attack. Any churches that work and evangelise among the Muslim majority face persecution, but even historical denominations, like the Roman Catholic Church, are increasingly targeted by death threats and attacks.