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Contents

Welcome to the second edition of the Church in Chains Global Guide. The Guide aims to introduce to an Irish audience the situation of persecuted Christians around the world, informing readers about what is happening to Christians in 60 countries and also seeking to motivate readers to respond (see page 46 for suggested action). Throughout the Guide, the word Christian includes all who self-identify as Christian. All churches are included in the Christian statistics for each country. The Guide is divided into geographical sections, and while space only permits an overview of persecution in most countries, the Guide does contain more detailed information about ten “Focus” countries. Church in Chains has been working for several years to support persecuted Christians in these countries by raising awareness, prayer, advocacy and practical support.

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Introduction

Pages 4 & 5

Latin America

Pages 6 – 8

Europe (Focus on Turkey)

Pages 9 – 12

North Africa (Focus on Egypt)

Pages 13 – 20 Sub-Saharan Africa (Focus on Nigeria & Eritrea) Pages 21 – 23 Middle East Pages 24 & 25 World Map and Country Index Pages 26 – 29 Middle East continued (Focus on Iran) Pages 30 – 33 Central Asia (Focus on Uzbekistan) Pages 34 – 38 South Asia (Focus on India & Pakistan) Pages 39 – 45 East Asia (Focus on China & North Korea) Page 46

What You Can Do; What Church in Chains Does

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Sources; Religious Freedom Principles

Compiled and edited by David Turner and Virginia Chipperfield Maps: Global Mapping International Published: July 2014

Church in Chains Global Guide  

The Church in Chains Global Guide lists 60 countries where Christians face persecution because of their faith. The Global Guide divides the...

Church in Chains Global Guide  

The Church in Chains Global Guide lists 60 countries where Christians face persecution because of their faith. The Global Guide divides the...

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