Responses to Persecution by Region

Understanding Christian responses to persecution requires a close look at the texture that they take on in each region where they take place.

The twenty-five countries that the researchers studied include most, though not all, of the countries where the most severe persecution takes place. North Korea, arguably the country where Christians are persecuted most severely, is inaccessible to research. Countries like Eritrea, Somalia, and Yemen, while they are also sites of severe persecution, fell outside of the project’s logistical capabilities. The suffering in these countries, of course, is no less worthy of remembrance.