// World Watch List


Kuwait

  • Leader: Emir Sheikh Sabah
  • Population: 4.1 million (349,000 Christians)
  • Main Religion: Islam
  • Government: Constitutional Emirate
  • World Watch List Rank: 38
  • Source of Persecution: Islamic extremism/Dictatorial paranoia

The atmosphere in Kuwait is becoming increasingly hostile - though not violent - toward non-Muslims.

There are two types of Christian in Kuwait: indigenous believers from Muslim backgrounds (BMBs) and expatriate or migrant Christians. Both face persecution. Society is conservative and Islam (sharia law) prescribes a wide range of rules for personal, family and community life. BMBs are seen as second class, foreigners, and infidels and are prevented from participating in community activities. Expatriate or migrant Christians often struggle to get licenses and registration for using places of worship.

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Please Pray 

  • For Muslim family members to see the love of Christ in their Christian relatives - and for believers to have the boldness to share their faith wisely
  • Thank God that Kuwaiti nationals are accepting Christ as their Saviour
  • For unity within the church: divisions, doubt and disappointments threaten every day.

KEEP HOPE ALIVE. PRAY. GIVE. SPEAK OUT.

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