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PERSECUTION: Christian Minorities Under Fire

Christian minorities around the world are being driven from their communities in deliberate efforts to reduce the presence of Christianity, according to a new report from the Christian persecution charity Open Doors.

“While displacement is sometimes perceived as an unintentional by-product of persecution, in many instances, it is intentional and can be part of a wider strategy to completely eradicate Christianity from the village, region, or country,” the report says.

Family is among the leading agents driving Christians to flee because converts to Christianity can face serious threats from their family as well as being denied basic resources. Other common agents include state pressure, community pressure, and violent religious groups.  


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