World Watch List Country Profiles 2013
Every day millions of Christians are persecuted because of their faith. The World Watch List lists the 50 countries where faith costs the most. Worldwide, the List reports an overall increase in the persecution of Christians in 2012.
When you ask persecuted Christians what they need, almost without exception they answer, 'Prayer'. Prayer is the one thing that border guards and religious police cannot keep out. Prayer reaches the most remote villages and infiltrates the most inaccessible labour camps. Prayer changes things. The church is shaken, bruised, grieving. But the church is growing. The church is enduring. The church is alive. And the church needs our prayer.
The worst 50 countries for persecution of Christians
This map is based on the World Watch List - a ranking of the 50 countries where faith costs the most. The list is based on detailed information from Open Doors co-workers in over 65 countries, as well as independant experts.
Please explore these profiles and be encouraged to pray on behalf of our brothers and sisters in Christ. You can also download a copy of our World Watch Map or order it along with our Handbook of Prayer.
2013 World Watch List