WORLD WATCH LIST

Jordan

#39

Those who leave Islam to follow Jesus are often attacked by their family.

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“I used to be a bully, a troublemaker. I am a new creation now in Jesus Christ.”

– Tareq*, a believer from Jordan

Country
Profile

Region
Middle East
Sources of persecution
Islamic Oppression
Population
10,320,000
Christian population
180,000
Religions
Islam
Leader
King Abdullah II
Score
66
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What Does Persecution Look Like?

Compared to Christians living in other Middle Eastern countries, many believers in Jordan experience a higher level of religious freedom.

However, the state often monitors Christian communities. Unrecognised churches can face harassment by the public, particularly those that openly share the gospel. The presence of Islamic extremists, including those returning from Syria and Iraq, continues to pose a threat to believers.

Who Is Most Vulnerable To Persecution?

Muslims who leave Islam to follow Jesus are most susceptible to persecution, particularly from their own family and community. If a Christian from a Muslim background publicly declares their faith, this can lead to beatings, arrest, or even death.

Any Christian who shares their faith can be at risk. There has been a rise in the past year of violence and hostility in the face of open declarations of Christianity.

PRAY FOR JORDAN

– Pray that Christians from a Muslim background will be equipped and encouraged to flourish in faith.

– Pray that God will open opportunities for Christians to tell others about the gospel.

– Pray that God will continue to raise up new leaders to faithfully serve the Jordanian church.

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