Use this month’s highlights to guide your prayer time for our brothers and sisters experiencing persecution.
|Religion:||87.43% Muslim, 8.17% Christian|
Sunni Islam is the state religion of Kuwait. Kuwait has a diverse Christian community and a relatively liberal Islamic regime.
Only Muslims may become citizens. Foreign Christians have the freedom to live and work in Kuwait, but they must worship in a physical location within their own Christian community. Evangelism to Kuwaitis is forbidden. Kuwaitis who convert to Christianity publicly face harassment and arrest. The government discourages Christianity by providing financial incentives for Muslims and has even purchased and burned large quantities of Bibles.
|Religion:||96.08% Muslim, 2.31% Christian|
Pakistan is a hotbed for terrorist activity. All Pakistanis suffer from the suicide bombings, killings, and robberies. The conflicts are mainly between fundamentalist Islamic groups and the secular government. Though religious freedom is guaranteed in the constitution, Christians are increasingly suffering under Shariah law. Things are particularly bad for Pakistani Christians in the northern areas, where Christians there live under constant threats from fundamentalist Muslims.