Persecution

From verbal harassment to hanging, persecution for professing faith in Christ is as old as Christianity itself, often comingling with ethnic violence and geo-political conflict. In the 20th century, Christians in formerly Communist countries went underground with their faith, eventually gaining support and advocacy from missionary Brother Andrew and his Open Doors USA. Today the nonprofit compiles an annual list of the world’s worst persecutors of Christians; Muslim countries with stringent Shari’ah law comprise 8 of the top 10 worst.

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ARTICLE: Faith Unto Death, Part 1
ARTICLE: Faith Unto Death, Part 1Subscriber Access Only
A meditation on the lives of contemporary martyrs.
Is Persecution Good for the Church?
Is Persecution Good for the Church?Subscriber Access Only
Sometimes it isn't.
Evangelicals' Conflicting Interests in Fighting Persecution
Evangelicals' Conflicting Interests in Fighting PersecutionSubscriber Access Only
It took more than a concern for human rights to motivate churches' and ministries' powerful grassroots.