According to the current report on religious restrictions around the world by the Washington-based non-partisan Pew Research Centre, ‘In 2016, Christians were harassed in 144 countries, up from 128 countries the year before.’ This includes harassment by both governments (114 countries) and social groups (107 countries).

The report defines government harassment to include ‘a government offence against a religious group or person due to their religious identity, including physical coercion or being singled out with the intent of making life or religious practice more difficult.’

Below you can read brief reports from some of our key partners who confirm this growing trend of harassment by both governments and social groups in many nations.

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