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Why Christianity is the Most Persecuted Faith in Earth

Posted: Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Approximately 90,000 Christians were murdered for their faith in 2016 worldwide, making them the most persecuted religious group in the world, according to The Center for Studies on New Religions. What is more, the level of persecution has been steadily rising for the last several years and is set to continue doing so in the future. Following is an overview of some of the main reasons why Christianity is the most persecuted faith in the world today.

The scope of persecution against Christianity is simply astounding. Recent statistics show that up to one hundred million Christians globally face persecution for their beliefs. Up to 80% of all acts of religious discrimination are perpetrated against Christians and 90% of all people killed for their religious beliefs are Christians. Considering the fact that Christians only make up about 30% of the world's population, it is clear that believers are targeted far more often than any other religion.

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