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Christian population
9 635 000 (10%)
Main religion
Main threats
• Communist and post-Communist oppression
• Clan oppression

Total score






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For many Christians in Vietnam, following Jesus can bring intense hostility and even violence. While historical Christian communities, like Roman Catholic churches, enjoy some freedom, both non-traditional Protestants and those who convert from indigenous religions face intense pressure and violence for their faith, especially in the remote areas of central and northern Vietnam.

Most believers belong to ethnic minority groups, like the Hmong, and face social exclusion, discrimination and attacks. Their homes are sometimes destroyed, and they’re forced to leave their villages. Church meetings face constant surveillance and frequent raids.

The past year has seen a slight drop in pressure on believers from their families and local communities. However, there has also been an increase in violent attacks on believers and church buildings, and in the number of church leaders arrested.

Meet Sang

“My father was my biggest persecutor, but he was also my biggest miracle.”

Sang (name changed), who persevered in his faith despite intense pressure from his father – and eventually his father came to know Jesus!

What does Open Doors do to help?

Open Doors works through local partners to strengthen persecuted believers in Vietnam by providing relief and practical aid, advocacy support, Christian resources, leadership and discipleship training, and socio-economic development projects.

Please pray

  • Pray for protection for Christians from ethnic minorities.
  • Pray that the country’s Communist leaders would open their hearts to the Christian community.
  • Pray that Open Doors partners will be strengthened and encouraged in their work.

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