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  • Christian persecution increases; N. Korea still No. 1

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, January 12, 2017 (one year ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- North Korea ranks as the most dangerous country for Christians for the 16th consecutive time after a year in which the persecution of followers of Jesus continued to rise, according to a new report.

    Release of the annual World Watch List from Open Doors USA came as religious freedom advocates call for President-elect Trump to act in the first 100 days of his administration to protect Christians and other people of faith overseas. Read More

  • N. Korea tops persecution list for 14th year

    by Staff/Baptist Press, posted Tuesday, January 19, 2016 (2 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- As North Korea once again held its spot for the 14th consecutive year as the most dangerous country for Christians, religious persecution on every continent has appeared to increase, according to a new report. Read More

  • N. Korea remains atop persecution list

    by Staff, posted Thursday, January 08, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- While North Korea held its spot for the 13th consecutive year as the most dangerous country for Christians to live, a new report noted other countries are experiencing unprecedented levels of persecution. Read More