|Population||4 303 000|
|Christian Population||513 000 (11.9%)|
In Kuwait, expatriate Christians are relatively free to worship informally. However, the existing places registered for worship are very small for the number of people gathering, and this can lead to tension between different Christian groups. In addition, it is extremely difficult to obtain a property for gathering for worship.
Local converts from Islam face the most extreme persecution, as they face pressure from both family members and the local community to recant their Christian faith. These believers risk discrimination, harassment, monitoring of their activities by the police, and even intimidation by vigilante groups. Moreover, conversion from Islam to another faith is not officially recognized and is likely to lead to legal problems in personal status and property matters.
Expatriate Muslims converting to Christianity experience similar pressures as in their home countries, as they are often living within their own national or ethnic communities. Despite this, there are rarely reports of Christians being killed, imprisoned or harmed for their faith.
“The Word of God is eaten here. People are so hungry for the Word that it just finds its way to them.”
*Name changed for security reasons
What does Open Doors do to help Christians in Kuwait?
Open Doors is raising prayer support for persecuted believers in Kuwait.