(RNS) — Afghanistan is a close second in an annual list from a Christian rights watchdog organization.
Every day, six Christian women are reportedly raped, sexually harassed or forced to marry under threat of execution due to their faith.
While American Christians are a privileged majority, their brothers and sisters in many places are a persecuted minority.
(RNS) Muslim extremists are the primary drivers of Christian persecution worldwide.
100 million Christians worldwide now face persecution because of their faith. Some blame the rise of Islamic radicalism and inaction by the Obama administration.
The Syrian civil war has produced more than 3 million refugees, and U.N. officials are calling it "the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era." But a collection of Christian relief organizations committed to ministering in the midst of catastrophe.