The posture of the girl on the forefront of the display has anguished my mind and soul. Come Lord Jesus and rescue your people …
Christians are the world’s most persecuted religious group ― approximately 90,000 Christians were killed in 2016 ― one Christian killed every six minutes. Approximately 70 percent of the martyred Christians were from tribal villages in Africa, and their deaths were partially a result of the fact they often refuse to take up arms during conflicts.
The Center for the Study of Global Christianity also studies Christian martyrdom and estimates that between 2005 and 2015 there were 900,000 Christian martyrs worldwide — an average of 90,000 per year. The Center considers historical, sociological, and theological arguments in quantifying Christian martyrdom. Christian martyrs are: “Believers in Christ who have lost their lives prematurely, in situations of witness, as a result of human hostility.”
The number of Christians martyred in 2016 did not include data from China and India — two countries with large Christian populations, but with “underground” churches, so the numbers of persecuted and martyred Christians are hard to quantify.
How does the United States of America treat Christian refugees?