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1 – North Korea

NORTH KOREA

#1
Region East and Southeast Asia
Leader Kim Jong-Un
Population 25 405 000
Christian 1.2%
Main Religion Atheism/Traditional Beliefs
Government Communist Dictatorship
Rank 1
Score 92
Previous Rank 1
Previous Score 92

A small number of people gather in the four government-controlled church buildings in Pyongyang. These are used by the regime to show its international visitors that it grants freedom of religion. Whether there are genuine believers among them or not, even they are not free to live out their Christian faith. All genuine believers are facing the highest pressure imaginable from state authorities, but also from non-Christian family, friends and neighbours. Social and state control are at very high levels and Christians need to carefully hide their faith. If they are discovered, it is not only they who are in danger of being put into labour camps, but their families and Christian networks as well.

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You can pray 2 Corinthians 3:17:

“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”

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