Christian Persecution Rising, 75 Percent of World's Population Lacks Religious Freedom
By Anugrah Kumar , Christian Post Contributor Persecution of Christians is getting worse as up to 75 percent of the world's population now lives without religious freedom, European Union's special envoy Jan Figel said, marking the International Freedom of Religion or Belief Day this week.
"Therefore, those who believe that humanity should prevail can, and should do, much more for freedom of religion," Jan Figel was quoted as saying. "We are witnesses of a systematic and mass murder, martyrdom and persecution on several territories."
According to the Christian persecution watchdog group Open Doors, which works in over 60 countries, more than 7,000 Christians were killed for their faith between Nov. 1, 2014, and Oct. 31, 2015.