The international persecution of Christians is growing at an alarming rate. In spite of the htousands of Christians displaced from their homes all over the world, the kidnappings, and the violence, only few get press coverage. These few cases are tragic, but only the surface. The Pew Forum has recently found that Christians have been specifically targeted in more than 150 countries.
06/24/14 Middle East (Weekly Standard) – For at least three reasons, the contemporary persecution of Christians demands attention: It is occurring on a massive scale, it is underreported, and in many parts of the world it is rapidly growing.
The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life finds that Christians are suffering persecution in more places today than any other religious group; between 2006 and 2012, Pew says, they were targeted for harassment in 151 countries—three-quarters of the world’s states. Similar findings are reported by the Vatican, Newsweek, the Economist, and the 60-year-old Christian support group Open Doors. Most people in the West are unaware of these facts, though that may be changing.