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The flag of Nigeria on a military uniform.

Religious freedom advocates ‘appalled’ as State Department removes Nigeria from watch list

Nov 18, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Rights groups have documented thousands of killings of Nigerian Christians. Read more

Santa Cruz Chapel on Murdjajou mount in Oran, Algeria.

Religious freedom advocates warn that church closures are ‘wrong direction’ for Algeria

Jun 30, 2021

By ACI Africa

The closure of several Christian churches in Algeria, as well as court convictions of Christians for undermining Muslim beliefs, are... Read more

Report: Around the world, 260 million Christians face persecution 

Jan 17, 2020

Christian persecution around the world is a growing problem, says a new report from an agency that documents abuses against... Read more

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A look at world's 50 most anti-Christian countries

Jan 15, 2018

By Courtney Mares

There are more than 215 million persecuted Christians worldwide according to the 2018 World Watch List, Open Doors USA's annual... Read more