The Economist asked the question today, “Where is the hardest place in the world to be a Christian citizen?”
North Korea, perhaps? Saudi Arabia? Try Somalia. There are thought to be no more than a thousand Christians in a resident population of 8m people, with perhaps a few thousand more in the diaspora. The Islamist Shabab militia, which controls most of southern Somalia, is dedicated to hunting them down…. [click here to the full article]
Please remember to pray for the Christians in Somalia. At least 13 have been killed in the past few months and even the country’s so-called moderate government is hesitant to show any support for the rights of Christians there for fear of the Islamists. The isolation of the country makes assisting them extremely difficult. You can show your solidarity by posting a prayer on their behalf on our Persecuted Church Prayer Wall.