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    "But the news was more mixed for Christians, which make up about 30 percent of the world’s population. Once again, Christians were the most harassed religious group, facing arrest, discrimination, and assault in 108 countries, up from 102 countries in 2013 (but falling short of the 110 countries in 2012)."

    "However, those numbers were pulled down by the falling number of countries that are socially hostile toward Muslims, folk religions, and Buddhists. In contrast, the number of countries that were socially hostile to Christians rose, from 71 in 2013 to 85 in 2014. Jews and Hindus also faced more social harassment in 2014."

    "One country where hostility toward Christians grew was Laos, “where the growth of Christian congregations, coupled with scarce resources in rural communities, led to increasing tensions with the country’s Buddhist majority,” Pew stated. In one village, for example, six families that converted to Christianity were forced to flee after running into conflict with village elders.
    Pew also counts non-state Islamist terrorism as a “social hostility.” Like Open Doors and the US State Department, Pew identified terrorism as the biggest threat against religion. Violence was up in all regions except sub-Saharan Africa, increasing the most in Asia and the Pacific. The number of deaths from religion-related terrorism has risen dramatically since 2007, when just 17 countries experienced casualties, to 2014, when 60 countries did.

    “In some countries, the terrorist activities were limited to recruitment or fundraising,” the report stated. “But in 60 countries, religion-related terrorism led to injuries or deaths, including at least 50 casualties in each of 28 countries.”
    More countries (82) had “religion-related terrorist activity” in 2014 than in 2013 (73), including injuries or deaths (60, up from 51).
    Here are the Top 10 countries with the highest social hostilities toward religion (full list here):

    Israel
    Iraq
    Syria
    Yemen
    Pakistan
    Sri Lanka
    India
    Afghanistan
    Lebanon
    Palestinian territories

    Nigeria, where churches have united, launching a new plan against Boko Haram’s deadly assault on Christians (4,000 were killed in 2015), is No. 11 on the list.
    While Pew’s research currently stops at calendar year 2014, Open Doors labeled 2014 the worst year for persecution against Christians in the modern era—until 2015 surpassed it. Last year, Christian martyrdoms and church destructions nearly doubled, mainly caused by violent Islamist extremism, Open Doors reported.

    Read the entire article here: http://www.christianitytoday.com/gle...orism-pew.html


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    Absolutely disgusting and horrifying that Christians are being oppressed in this day and age. More needs to be done by governments to end the persecution of Chirstians, both in active war zones like Syria and in terms of harassment and bullying aimed towards Christians.

    Thanks for sharing.
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    (Original post by Trapz99)
    Absolutely disgusting and horrifying that Christians are being oppressed in this day and age. More needs to be done by governments to end the persecution of Chirstians, both in active war zones like Syria and in terms of harassment and bullying aimed towards Christians.

    Thanks for sharing.
    It's only getting worse, however, one positive note is that there has been some reduction in government persecution worldwide, it's largely short term though and is extremely volatile.


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