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New report finds rise in persecution of Christians worldwide

November 17, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: A lengthy new report by the international charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) calls attention to a frightening increase in the persecution of Christians around the world.

The report—entitled “Persecuted and Forgotten?”—details the violence against Christians in 24 countries, and reports on state-sponsored oppression, terrorist attacks, and mob violence. The report shows that since January 2021:

  • More than 7,600 Christians have been killed in Nigeria, with most victimized by Islamic terrorists or tribal militants;
  • Hindu nationalists in India have been responsible for most of 710 incidents of violence against Christians;
  • Buddhist groups have interrupted church services in Sri Lanka;
  • The continued threat of violence has contributed to the mass exodus of Christians from Syria (where the Christian population has dropped by more than 1 million in recent years) and Iraq (where the Christian population is roughly one-half of its 2014 figure).

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