Persecution of Christians

Christians in India are risking everything to follow Jesus. Scroll down to learn more about persecution, or click the button below to sign up for our one-week devotional on persecution, launching on Monday, October 30.

Breaking Down Persecution

Every year, Open Doors releases its World Watch List, ranking which nations are most unsafe for Christians. In 2012, just over a decade ago, India ranked #32. But now, it has spiked much higher.

When people in India come to faith in Christ, they risk being persecuted verbally, violently, and socially. We’ve seen church services disrupted. Families expelled from their communities. Households cut off from the local water supply. Even pastors killed. Sadly, we’ve seen children face opposition, too, whether it’s from neighbors laughing at them or parents beating them for going to church.

In 2021, Open Doors estimated that an average of 73 Indian Christians per day experienced persecution because of their faith—whether psychological, emotional, physical, or spiritual.

Believers can be persecuted from all directions. On a personal level, new believers may be kicked out of the house, or prevented from going to church. Meanwhile, Christians face persecution at a higher level, too.

How to
Get Involved

Is God tugging at your heart and calling you to be part of His work in India? We’d love to have you join us on this incredible mission! There are plenty of ways to get involved—take a look at three key options below and partner with us as God leads.

Pray for India

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Ways to Give

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