Open Doors released its 2021 list of most dangerous countries to be a Christian
Open Doors USA has released its Christian Persecution Report for 2021, highlighting the most dangerous countries for Christians to live in. The list includes some new countries added into the list, but the same top ten countries largely remained unchanged.
North Korea takes the top spot as the most dangerous country to be a Christian. After North Korea is Afghanistan, followed by Somalia, Libya, Pakistan, Eritrea, Yemen, Iran, Nigeria, and India.
Notably, China, which has detained roughly one fourth of all jailed Christians in the world and has executed the closure of countless churches across the country, was not placed in the top ten most dangerous countries to be a Christian. Instead, China is ranked at the seventeenth position.
While Open Doors did not explain China’s ranking, it is possible that it did not rank higher because, despite enforcing harsh crackdowns on Christians, they are not killing most of the Christians, unlike other countries that made it into the sad top ten.