Give a Gift of hope This Christmas
To our fellow Christians in need
Providing Christmas gifts to children in Syria
Helping faithful forced from their homes with nothing in Nigeria
Guaranteeing a future through education in Lebanon
Donate to the Persecution Fund to aid Christians at risk
Creating a culture of learning and love in Iraq
Help Christians trapped by war in the Holy Land
News of the Suffering and persecuted
A Catholic charity serving our suffering and persecuted brothers and sisters around the world since 1947
Projects of the month
Persecution outlook around the world
Christians around the world face persecution for various reasons, including government oppression, cultural hostility, extremist attacks, official religious domination, and violations of religious freedom.
In authoritarian regimes like North Korea, China or Eritrea, Christianity is viewed as a threat to power and control. In cultures where a majority religion dominates, Christians may be seen as outsiders and targeted for abuse.
Extremist groups, such as Islamic extremists in the Middle East and Nigeria, target Christians out of religious hatred. Some countries have laws and policies in place that limit or prohibit the practice of Christianity, often in the name of serving the dominant religion. Religious freedom is often disregarded as a basic human right, leading to persecution, suffering, and denial of rights.