What’s Life Like For Christians?
The Maldives is an island paradise popular for welcoming tourists from around the world, but the welcome sadly doesn’t extend to Maldivians who choose to follow Jesus.
Within the country’s close-knit communities, any deviation from Islamic values is easily spotted and reported to the authorities or Muslim leaders, so those who leave Islam must keep their faith secret. It’s so dangerous that husbands, wives, and children may not even know of each other’s faith. If discovered, believers may be stripped of their citizenship, isolated from society and lose their state benefits for violating Sharia (Islamic law).