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EXTREME PERSECUTION
(100 to 81 points)

VERY HIGH PERSECUTION
(80 to 61 points)

HIGH PERSECUTION
(60 to 53* points)

*53 = Entry point for WWL 2017

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Christian Persecution Today

Christian persecution is any hostility, experienced from the world, because of one’s identification with Jesus Christ. This can include hostile feelings, attitudes, words and actions. But what does the Bible mean by the word “persecution”? In Matthew 5:10-12, Jesus says in the Beatitudes that persecution is a blessing. Not one that many of us ever desire!

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World Watch List - 2017 Trends

Five major trends stand out that contour the Open Doors 2017 World Watch List (WWL).

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World Watch List Methodology

The Open Doors World Watch List is the only annual survey of the religious liberty conditions of Christians around the world. It is independently audited by the International Institute for Religious Freedom to help make the information gathering and calculation process more transparent.

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