"[Religious freedom...] is the first of human rights" – Pope Benedict XVI
Right now in so many parts of the world, Christians and their beliefs are coming under direct attack from extremists, ideological regimes and oppressive governments. The videos, profiles, case studies and examples of Aid to the Church in Need projects which you can find on these country profiles tell little-publicised stories of the suffering with millions of Christians endure for their faith.
Please use the map below to find out more about the issues of religious freedom and persecution – shining a spotlight on the plight of oppressed Christians is vital to help us raise awareness. Please also share these pages with your friends and contacts.
The question of what we mean when we talk about religious freedom is not always an easy one to answer. So we have produced Christians and the Struggle for Religious Freedom, a downloadable booklet that answers precisely that question – as well as presenting updates and case studies from 12 of the most important countries where persecution is taking place. You can download your copy free.