Christian Persecution Reached 'Unprecedented Levels' in 2015, Reveals Disturbing New World Watch List

The persecution of Christians reached unprecedented levels in 2015, as over 7,000 believers were killed for their faith worldwide, according to a new report from persecution watchdog Open Doors.

Earlier this week, the California-based ministry released their 2016 World Watch List revealing the world’s biggest hot-spots of Christian persecution. This year’s list revealed startling statistics proving that violent persecution is on the rise, surpassing 2014 as the most dangerous year for believers.

“The 2016 World Watch List documents an unprecedented escalation of violence against Christians, making this past year the most violent and sustained attack on Christian faith in modern history,” Open Doors CEO David Curry explained at a Wednesday press conference introducing the report. “This research has concluded that after the brutal persecution of Christians in 2014, 2015 proved to be even worse with the persecution continuing to increase, intensify and spread across the globe…The martyrdom of Christians and the direct, targeted attack [against] Christians has escalated in a way that I don’t think anyone could’ve seen.”  read more