The freedom to worship and serve God is a God-given human right. And yet there is a growing epidemic of persecution of religious minorities around the world. These religious minorities are often also ethnic minorities who suffer economic and social isolation as well.
OSJ staff attended a forum on the persecuted church with representatives from various communions earlier this year. They have shared what they learned in this report.
For a specific example of religious persecution, see our Middle East Peace pages to learn about restrictions on Palestinian Christians.
Check out our International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church worship materials for ways to commemorate that day or explore the rest of this page to keep digging in.
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