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Persecuted and Forgotten? A Report on Christians oppressed for their Faith 2011-2013

Author: John Pontifex and John Newton
Document type: Publications

Our latest Persecuted and Forgotten? report highlights a situation of worsening persecution against Christians.

2011-2013 saw violence and intimidation become more serious for Christians. In 20 of the 30 countries assessed, the situation worsened. In others where the problems were already extreme, there has been little or no change.

Christianity, the world's most persecuted religion, now risks being wiped out in countries where until recently it has been well established. Oppression and exodus threaten Christianity's status as a worldwide religion.

Our report addresses key questions about the crisis for Christianity in the Middle East following the Arab Spring, the rise of Islamism, especially in Africa, the oppression of minorities by majority religious groups, and the overbearing restrictions imposed by Communism.

And it looks at religious freedom as the litmus paper for other human rights in countries of particular concern.

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