• Leader: President Beji Caid Essebsi
  • Population: 11.5 million (23,500 Christians)
  • Main Religion: Islam
  • Government: Republic
  • World Watch List Rank: 29
  • Source of Persecution: Islamic extremism

Two groups of persecuted Christians exist in Tunisia: communities of expatriate Christians, and communities of believers from Muslim backgrounds (BMBs).

BMBs bear the brunt of the persecution, often facing serious, even violent, opposition from family members who discover their faith. In rural areas particularly, society and culture remain anti-Christian, and Tunisian law does little to sufficiently protect believers. Expatriate believers are relatively free to practise Christianity - though public evangelism is not tolerated. Rising militant Islamism is also increasing pressure on believers.

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Please Pray 

  • For young Christians who are rejected or persecuted by their families because of their faith
  • Thank God for the continued faith of Tunisians facing persecution - pray that they will know that God is always with them
  • Ask the Lord to hinder the plans of militant Islamists to create chaos in the country; pray that they will come to know Him instead.


How we help

In cooperation with local partners and churches, Open Doors is supporting the church in Tunisia through:

  • Training
  • Literature distribution
  • Socio-economic development projects
  • Advocacy support.

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