Friday, February 19, 2010

Christianity Today: Hardest places to be a Christian

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China is intriguing. Although high on the "Government Restriction" (horizontal) axis, it is quite low on the "Social Hostility" (vertical) axis. China has or will have the world's largest number of Christians.

North Korea (top right corner) is the hardest on Christ's people.

USA, for all our whining, is still a pretty safe and easy place by these measures, although I dare say a "temptation" measure might portray things as challenging through affluence, privacy/hidden opportunities, availability of vices, etc.

If you aren't already, please start praying for the persecuted church around the world.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Interesting. Not sure I'd agree with PEW here without knowing more about their methodology. Having lived in Germany (& thus Europe) for over ten years - they exercise multiple state and federal christian religious holidays. So that experience and others are hard to square with an implication that its "harder" to practice christianity in German/France, etc. than in the US.