"Oppressed" Continued...

Issue: "2009 Daniel of the Year," Dec. 19, 2009

Christians have suffered persecution since Christianity began, and this year was no different.

Though the U.S. State Department hadn't designated its annual list of Countries of Particular Concern for religious freedom violations by the beginning of December, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom has already named 13 countries. The report cited persecution and egregious violations of religious freedom of adherents to several religions. The group found
substantial persecution of Christians in all 13 nations:
• Burma
• China
• Eritrea
• Iran
• Iraq
• Nigeria
• North Korea
• Pakistan
• Saudi Arabia
• Sudan
• Turkmenistan
• Uzbekistan
• Vietnam

Jamie Dean
Jamie Dean

Jamie lives and works in North Carolina, where she covers the national political beat and other topics as news editor for WORLD. Follow Jamie on Twitter @deanworldmag.


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