(The Christian Institute) — A new report into religious restrictions around the world confirms that Christians are being harassed in dozens of countries worldwide.
US think-tank Pew Research Center corroborated similar reports on persecution, finding that Christians face challenges and threats for their beliefs in 143 nations. The suffering covered by “harassment” ranged from verbal abuse to physical violence and killings.
Release International, which specifically supports persecuted Christians, welcomed the report but added that the current situation is even worse in China and North Korea than indicated by the report.
Pew found that in 2017, sources in 187 countries reported harassment against all religious groups. The most harassed group after Christians were Muslims, followed by Jews.