Anti-Christian Persecution on the Rise Globally

By:  James Heiser
05/10/2012
       
Anti-Christian Persecution on the Rise Globally

 New global concerns have been raised about the plight of Christians — the most brutally persecuted group worldwide — as their persecution escalates.

New concerns have been raised around the globe that the plight of the world’s most brutally persecuted religion has not been sufficiently addressed by world leaders, and that the persecution which confronts that faith is growing worse each year. That persecuted faith is Christianity.

A recent article for the Christian Post gives a sense of the level of persecution which confronts Christians around the world:


Dr. Carl Moeller told The Christian Post at an event on rising religious intolerance abroad that Christians are "the most persecuted in the world" when the nonprofit examined religious groups suffering from increased persecution.


"In terms of sheer numbers, the large size of the Christian populations around the world, where they're repressed or restricted… Whether you count martyrs, those killed, or you count those living in regimes, sizable Christian populations live under extreme restrictions in places like China, Indonesia, and of course the Middle East," said Moeller.

 

The fact of widespread anti-Christian persecution is hardly disputable; in August 2011, The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life issued a report demonstrating that the restrictions faced by practitioners of various religions was dramatically on the rise:

 

Click here to read the entire article.

 

Photo: Supporters of All Pakistan Minorities Alliance pray during a rally against blasphemy laws and demanding to release a Christian woman Asia Bibi who is sentenced to death, Nov. 21, 2010, in Lahore, Pakistan : AP Images

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