Pew Study Says Persecution is the Worst Persecution in 1,000 Years for Christians Globally

Gospel workers face significant challenges in the Middle East/North Africa region: illiteracy, unemployment, honor killings, war, massive displacement, food insecurity, and persecution – to name a few.

According to Pew, this is the worst persecution in 1,000 years for Christians globally,” Dr. Terence Ascott says. Dr. Ascott is a founding member and former CEO of SAT-7, a satellite TV ministry to the MENA.

Militant Islamic leaders and terrorist groups pose additional problems. “Some people say ISIS did more to convert people in the 2014-16 era than Billy Graham could have done. People were so disgusted at how ISIS treated other Muslims in the name of Islam that it led to a bad reaction in many countries,” Dr. Ascott says.

“People have rejected the hypocrisy they see in Muslim leaders and the misuse of Islamic labels to manipulate.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth


  • Pray the Lord will raise up faithful supporters to keep Gospel work going in the MENA.